Italy's ENEL may join Russia nuclear power plant

Thursday, October 1, 2009

MOSCOW, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Italy's power firm Enel is interested in joining a project to build a nuclear power station in Russia's region of Kaliningrad, the project leader Inter RAO said on Thursday. Inter RAO's Chief Executive Yevgeny Dod told reporters his company was also talking to other potential foreign partners.

Last month, Russia approved a plan to invest 5 billion euros ($7.29 billion) in a 2.3 gigawatt nuclear power station in Kaliningrad by 2016-2018 in tandem with foreign companies, thus blessing the first joint project with foreigners in history.

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