Rosatom has expressed interest in collaborating with Indian companies not only for the construction of large nuclear power plants, but also to jointly work on small and medium-sized reactors. Vice President of Rusatom Overseas (a division of Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation), Nikita Mazein revealed this during 11th edition of Nuclear Energy Conclave organised by the Indian Energy Forum.
“Rosatom is developing small and medium-sized solutions based on light water reactor unit of Russian design. In Russia, we have commissioned and will so be operationalizing the first Floating Nuclear Power Plant this year,” Mazein said addressing the conclave. He contended that there is need to explore the possibility of such projects in the coastal areas of South Asia. The segment can provide opportunity for furthering the nuclear cooperation between India and Russia.
“For those countries that don’t have significant demand or the system capacity to absorb large capacity power units, a similar solution with 50-100 MW units can be useful. We are also in talks with some international partners for development of such units in third countries. We want to enhance our cooperation beyond execution of present projects,” Mazein added.