Ignalina NPP decommissioning price grows to EUR 2.6 bln

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

As the Lithuanian Ministry of Energy reviewed the final Ignalina nuclear power plant (NPP) decommissioning plan, it turned out that the closing price will stand at EUR 2.6 billion at least, while the closing deadline has been extended for 9 years, informs LETA/ELTA.

The initial decommissioning plane, passed back in 2005, spoke about closing the plant by 2029 for EUR 1.24 billion.

The reviewed plan, meanwhile, states 2038 as the new work completion date. By that time, the Ignalina NPP territory will have to be adapted for different economic activities. It is said that the 2019 deadline will be failed due to delays of the B1 project (Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility).

As reported, Unit 1 of the Ignalina NPP was stopped on 31 December, 2004, while Unit 2 – on 31 December, 2009.

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