Russian state owned Rosatom looks to the UK

Russia’s state atomic energy corporation Rosatom is interested in entering the UK nuclear market and is beginning preliminary work to do so, officials said at AtomExpo.

A press conference at AtomExpo in Moscow yesterday saw deputy head of Rosatom Kirill Komarov give a run-down of the company’s nuclear new build projects in its domestic market as well as in India, Turkey and Vietnam. “Rosatom is interested in nuclear programs everywhere in the world,” he said, “there is no country in which we will not be interested to build a plant. We are quite ambitious in this respect.” “We are monitoring the development of the British program closely and we will probably take part,” said Komarov. “Great Britain has the most ambitious program in Europe and we are of course interested in this market as a company that can provide the technology and also the funds … But to progress we need to do a lot of preliminary work, including licensing.”

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