ArmInfo. On April 12, the opening of the exhibition of the International Children's Drawing Competition "Let's give the globe to children" and "Peaceful atom" will take place in Yerevan. The exhibition will be held within the framework of the International Seminar on "The participation of international veteran organizations in enhancing the public acceptability of the development of world nuclear energy. Extension of the operating life of the 2nd power unit of the Armenian NPP - priorities, prospects, guarantees."
This was reported by the press service of the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Yerevan.
According to the source, the international seminar will be held on April 11-14, 2018 in Yerevan on the initiative of the International Union of Veterans of Nuclear Energy and Industry with the support of the veteran organization of the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant, the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Yerevan, the Ministry of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources of the Republic of Armenia and the Armenian branch of the International Union Public associations (MSOO)
The seminar will be attended by nuclear experts from Russia, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Lithuania, Armenia. The aim of the seminar will be the exchange of experience in the implementation of projects with the introduction of innovative technologies in the extension of the lifetime of NPP power units, the discussion of the role of international veteran organizations in enhancing the public acceptability of nuclear power development, assessing the feasibility and feasibility of replacing NPP capacity by alternative sources.
The Armenian nuclear power plant consists of two units with Soviet (Russian) WWER reactors. The first unit was commissioned in 1976, the second - in 1980. In March 1989, after the Spitak earthquake, which killed 25 thousand people, the station's work was stopped. In November 1995, in connection with the most acute energy crisis, the second power unit of the station with a capacity of 407.5 MW was involved. In March 2014, the Armenian government decided to extend the life of the second power unit by 10 years - until 2026. The project is coordinated by the subsidiary structure of the State Corporation Rosatom - JSC Rusatom Service. Completion of work is planned for 2019. The Government of the Russian Federation allocated a $ 270 million state export loan to Armenia for these purposes and a grant of $ 30 million.