ArmInfo. From June 1, the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant will be stopped for repair work. On May 25, the newly appointed Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources of the Republic of Armenia Artur Grigoryan told journalists that he made the first working visit to the ANPP.
"And this is not an accident, because, therefore, we emphasize the role and significance of nuclear power plants for the country's economy," the minister said. According to him, he got acquainted with the current work on the spot, and with that preparatory work, which will begin very soon. From June 1, the plant's reactor will be shut down and full-scale repairs will start, which, in the main, will be carried out by the Russian side. "All the necessary equipment that is subject to replacement has already been supplied, and there are no problems in this regard," said Artur Grigoryan.
He added that as a result of modernization, the lifetime of the operating second power unit will be extended by 10 years - until 2027. "After this deadline, following the results of profound comprehensive and professional research, it will be decided whether to operate the unit further or not, but at this stage the main term is 10 years," the minister said, adding that in this connection there is no need to discuss the issue of construction new block. Moreover, for domestic consumption the republic has the necessary capacity. "The issue of building a new block has not been discussed yet," Artur Grigoryan said.