The Armenian NPP life extension steering committee held a meeting in early October. The meeting was attended by representatives of Rosatom, Armenia’s Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, State Nuclear Safety Regulatory Committee of the Armenian Government, Rusatom Service and Haykakan Atomayin Elektrakayan.
Key machinery and equipment for the turbine island, including turbine generator, main transformer, etc., will be delivered to the site later this year. It was noted at the meeting that the infrastructure around the facility would be revived for the purpose of the project. The railroad line from Armavir to Arshaluys has already been restored. The plans are to reconstruct infrastructure facilities, including hotels in Armavir to accommodate the staff working at the plant, and landscape the plant’s premises. Other important topics covered at the meeting were cooperation in education, staff training and measures to raise public acceptance of nuclear energy.