Russia refuses to sign a package of agreements on the construction of nuclear power plants

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Russia refuses to sign a package of agreements on the construction of nuclear power plants until the joint venture for the sale of electricity.

The issue of establishing a joint Belarusian-Russian enterprise for sales of electricity that will be generated by the Belarusian nuclear power plant — the main obstacle to signing a package of agreements on its construction.

This was reported by "Interfax" a source in the bodies of state administration.

Another condition of the Russian side — that Russia's share in the joint venture was not less than 50%.

The package of agreements on the construction of nuclear power plants includes not only inter-governmental agreement on the construction of nuclear power plants and the loan agreement, but an agreement on parallel operation energasystem two states. In this document the Russian side included a provision to establish a joint venture for distribution of electric power. The Russian side insists that the joint venture was set up right now, that is, before the construction of nuclear power plants.

This condition is not satisfied in principle the Belarusian side.

Another condition of the Russian side — that Russia's share in the joint venture was not less than 50%. That is, the Russian claim, least, 50% of the proceeds from the sale of electricity that will be generated by the Belarusian nuclear power plant, if that were constructed for the Russian loan.

"The question is part of the parties in the sales enterprise may be the subject of discussion, but the timing of its establishment, which insists on the Russian side, are unacceptable," — said the source agency. Although Belarus has changed its position and is not fundamentally rejects the creation of this structure.

Belarus and Russia at the level of economic entities have reached an agreement regarding the options for resolving a dispute, but the position of the leadership of the Russian government remains unchanged.

"As soon as the Russian Prime Minister will give the go-ahead …"

"C" Rosatom "issues have been settled, but the leadership of" Rosatom "has given us to understand that the creation of the joint venture to supply start building nuclear power plants is the fundamental position of the Russian government. Like," as soon as the Russian Prime Minister will give the go-ahead, the agreement will be signed. "

One of the proposals of the Belarusian side to resolve the dispute is to put the issue beyond the scope of the joint venture agreement on parallel operation energasystem. Belarus is also proposed to the Russians to build a third nuclear power plant unit that would work only for export and would be 100% owned by the Russian side. However, this proposal was rejected.

In the case of a credit agreement coefficient to the base cost of nuclear power is also not yet agreed upon, although the positions of the parties during the negotiations considerably closer.

Earlier, the Belarusian leadership has stated that the package of agreements on the construction of nuclear power plants will be signed before the end of July. Now, given the fundamental disagreements between the parties regarding supply the joint venture, the terms and the possibility of signing a package of key agreements with Russia on the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant remain uncertain.

In negotiations with Belarus on creating supply the joint venture with the Russian side participates operator of export and import of electricity in Russian "Inter RAO UES". The company expressed surprise at the statements of the Belarusian side. as this issue, they say, has been discussed and has not caused controversy.

Belarus plans in 2018 to commission two power plant with total capacity of 2,400 MW. She expects to receive a Russian loan for the construction of a $ 9 billion.

Earlier, First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vladimir Semashko said that the construction work "in concrete" at the NPP site will begin in July 2011a.

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Economy, fuel, nuclear power plants

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