Russian specialists have started construction works on the Ninh Thuan nuclear power plant in Vietnam, a spokesman for Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom said on Friday.
“Our Vietnamese partners on December 1 issued a document agreeing the beginning of work, on December 2 Russian specialists commenced the construction,” said Pyotr Shchedrovitsky, advisor to Rosatom’s CEO.
According to a Russia-Vietnamese intergovernmental agreement, the Ninh Thuan nuclear plant will be constructed by 2020. It will have two power units.
There are ten drilling rigs and twenty units of construction equipment at the site of the future plant.
Ninh Thuan is expected to contribute to meeting power demands for socio-economic development, enhancing national energy security and improving the country’s atomic energy technologies.