Russian gas producer Novatek, nuclear power corporation Rosatom and hydropower company RusHydro have offered alternative layouts of power supply to the Baimsky GOK ore-dressing plant on the Chukchi Peninsula, sources with knowledge of the results of a meeting with the Far East Development Ministry have reported.
The plant owned by KAZ Minerals needs 250 megawatts of new capacity.
Novatek offered to build a 87-billion ruble floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant with a capacity of 356 megawatts. Rosatom offered 200 billion rubles worth of new nuclear units based on RITM-200 reactors. RusHydro offered to relaunch the 11-billion ruble Arkagalinskaya GRES and to build a 19-billion ruble reserve diesel plant of a 250-megawatt capacity. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)