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‘Market for Russia nuke technology in Europe’
June 27, 2013, 12:20 pm

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Rosatom has wanted to get involved in nuclear power plants in Britain for a number of years [Getty Images]

There are no obstacles preventing Russian nuclear technology being used in Europe, says Peter Farros, Europe Energy Envoy Deputy.

“EU is interested in the most advanced nuclear power plant technologies irrespective of their origin” said Farros at the Atomexpo-2013 international forum in Saint Petersburg.

“I don’t see any obstacles for using Russian civilian nuclear technologies in Europe,” he said.

The announcement could result in Europe becoming a new market for Russia’s cutting-edge civilian nuclear technology.

Last week Sergei Kiriyenko, head of Rosatom (Russia’s state-run civilian nuclear corporation) expressed his confidence that cooperation with the UK will one day lead to Russian involvement in nuclear power plants in Britain, something that has been on Rosatom’s wish-list for a number of years.

Atomexpo-2013 is a nuclear industry forum in Saint Petersburg that started on Wednesday.

The forum participants discuss urgent issues of international nuclear legislation, environment, and international cooperation in the nuclear area.

The forum also precedes the largest nuclear conference in history – IAEA’s high-level international event “Nuclear Energy in the 21st century” that started today in Saint Petersburg.

Daria Chernyshova with inputs from Agencies