Russia to build nuclear power station in Nigeria

Russian energy giant Rosatom is to build and operate a nuclear power plant in Nigeria. The two nations have also signed agreements for the construction of a research centre housing […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Russian energy giant Rosatom is to build and operate a nuclear power plant in Nigeria.

The two nations have also signed agreements for the construction of a research centre housing a multi-purpose nuclear research reactor.

They will conduct feasibility studies for the project, which will include site screening as well as establishing the capacity, equipment lists, time frames and financing schemes.

Anton Moskvin, Vice President for Marketing and Business Development at Rusatom Overseas, part of Rosatom said: “The development of nuclear technologies will allow Nigeria to strengthen its position as one of the leading countries of the African continent.

“These are the projects of a large scale and strategic importance that will determine the relationship between our two countries in the long term.”