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Nuclear Power Plant on Russian technologies may be built in Sudan

Nuclear Power Plant on Russian technologies may be built in Sudan

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Date : Nov 27, 2017 09:40 AM

The Governments of two countries signed an Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of the Use of Atomic Energy for Peaceful Purposes

Small floating nuclear power units and a Nuclear Power Plant with a capacity of 1.2 thousand megawatts built using Russian technologies may appear in Sudan. President of the Republic of Sudan, Omar Al-Bashir expressed hope for fruitful cooperation with the state corporation Rosatom.

«We signed an agreement for the use of nuclear energy in the electricity generation. At first, we will build small floating plants, since they do not require much time», Russian news agency quotes the Sudan President.

The Director General of ROSATOM Alexei Likhachev and the Minister of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity of Sudan Mutaz Musa Abdul Salim affixed their signatures to the document from Russian and Sudanese sides respectively.

Moreover, the document creates a legal framework for cooperation between Russia and Sudan in fundamental research in the field of the use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes; production of radioisotopes and their use in industry, medicine and agriculture; cooperation in the field of application of radiation technologies and nuclear medicine; education and training of specialists for the nuclear industry.

The agreement will also allow to work out the possibility of construction the Nuclear Science and Technology Center and nuclear power plants in the territory of the Republic of Sudan.

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