The Rosatom State Corporation and the Government of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) have made an agreement on cooperation in construction of SMR power plants based on the latest RITM-200 reactor.
The agreement have been signed by Director General of Rosatom Alexey Likhachev and Head of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) Aisen Nikolaev.
The parties have agreed to cooperate in conducting feasibility studies, performing site surveys, developing the project financial model, and selecting a site for the future SMR power plant in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia).
Once constructed, the SMR power plant will supply affordable, safe, and quality electricity to homes and businesses of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia). It will also improve social and economic life of the republic.
The Rosatom State Corporation has vast experience in using small modular reactors for the Russian icebreaker fleet. On August 23, 2019, a solemn ceremony was held in Murmansk to send the Akademik Lomonosov floating power unit to the place of its permanent location – Pevek (Chukotka), where the unit will become a proper power generating facility within a thermal and electric power plant. Today, Rosatom can also offer its partners an onshore SMR power plant with a RITM-200 reactor unit. This nuclear power plant is designed to supply electricity to remote and isolated areas and consumers. The SMR power plant is compact, modular, and easy to build. In addition, the plant meets enhanced safety standards.