Posts tagged as N-plant

EC is closely watching Astravyets N-plant project – commissioner

Friday, February 12, 2021

As the European Parliament is set on Thursday to vote on a resolution calling for the suspension of the Astravyets nuclear power plant in Belarus, the European Commission vows to closely monitor the project’s implementation. European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson says that experts from the EC and the European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG) have carried out the first phase of the current EU peer review on Tuesday and…

Lithuania’s Ignalina N-plant to issue new call for tenders for repository contract

Friday, July 10, 2020

Lithuania’s Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP), which was shut down a decade ago and is now being decommissioned, last week rejected all three bids submitted by potential contractors in a tender process for the construction of a 100-million-euro near surface repository for low and intermediate level short-lived radioactive waste, known as the B25-2 project, reported LETA/BNS. The bids had been rejected due to excessive prices, the INPP said in a…

Lithuania declines Finland’s invitation for three-way talks on Belarus’ N-plant

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Lithuania has declined Finland’s invitation for trilateral consultations with Belarus on the almost-completed Astravyets nuclear power plant. Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda’s foreign policy advisor says such consultations must take place at the level of the EU and Belarusian energy safety regulators. “It’s an EU-wide problem, it’s a regional and EU problem, and we’d like to see all EU regulators somehow involved in dealing with that problem,” Asta Skaisgiryte told the…

Formin briefs US congressman on Lithuania’s position on Belarus’ N-plant

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius underlined Lithuania’s concerns over the security of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant during Tuesday’s meeting with US Congressman Mike Quigley, who visited Vilnius before heading to Belarus. Linkevicius and Quigley discussed “important issues of the bilateral Lithuania-US relationship, the security situation in the region, and energy policy,” the Foreign Ministry said in a press release. “The US Congressman got acquainted with Lithuania’s comprehensive position on serious…

Belarus rejects Lithuanian PM’s proposal on N-plant conversion to gas

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Belarus has rejected Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis’ proposal to convert its nearly-completed Astravyets nuclear power plant (NPP) to gas. Sergei Rumas said in his response letter of April 22 that the suggestion was not feasible. “As regards your proposal, outlined in the letter of March 7, on the construction of a gas power plant instead of the nuclear one, I’d like to inform you that the Belarusian NPP plant…

Grybauskaite thanks Finland for support on Belarus’ N-plant safety

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite thanked on Wednesday Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila for his country’s support for efforts to ensure the safety of Belarus’ nuclear power plant under construction in Astravyets, near the border with Lithuania.   “According to the president, international support for Lithuania’s position on the Astravyets nuclear power plant will remain very important in the future, and Finland’s support is particularly significant,” her office said in a press release.  Grybauskaite…