MOSCOW (Thomson Financial) - Rosatom nuclear energy agency head Sergei Kiriyenko said Russia wants build a nuclear power plant in the Kaliningrad territory in order to provide electricity to domestic and international markets, Interfax reported.
He added that Rosatom has already chosen a site for the plant, which will have a capacity of more than 1 gigawatt.
Rosatom also plans to call an international tender in order to select an investor for the plant construction.
The winning bidder will also be offered a 49 percent stake in the project.
Kiriyenko expects that European firms will supply 40 percent to 50 percent of the equipment for the plant.