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Prototype low capacity nuclear power plant to be developed by 2020 for the Arctic
© RIA Novosti. Alexander Kovalev

Prototype low capacity nuclear power plant to be developed by 2020 for the Arctic

ROSATOM State Corporation plans to implement a pilot project of a low capacity nuclear power plant by 2020. The power plant will facilitate exploration of Russia's Arctic territory, RIA Novosti reports citing the objectives set out by ROSATOM's Program for Innovative Development and Technological Modernization until 2030.

ROSATOM  will build the low capacity (1-300 MW) nuclear power plant to supply power to civilian and defense facilities in coastal, maritime and ocean areas of the Russian Arctic. Russian nuclear scientists have developed the design for such stations.

As the program states, "the pilot project of the low capacity nuclear power plant will be implemented in line with the benchmark decisions" in 2020.