Russia to commission first floating nuclear power plant by 2010

SEVERODVINSK, RUSSIA - The first floating nuclear power plant in Russia will be commissioned in 2010, according to deputy prime minister Sergei Ivanov.

"We are starting the construction of floating nuclear power plants. The first one will be commissioned by 2010 and supply electricity to all of Severodvinsk," said Ivanov.

"Construction of seven power plants of the kind for the Extreme North and the Far East is planned," Ivanov said.

A number of foreign countries have shown interest in the project, Ivanov said.



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