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Meeting of INPP Director General and Representative of European Commission

Submitted by on March 28, 2013 – 9:34 amNo Comment

On March 26, the Director General of SE Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) Darius Janulevičius met the Director of the European Commission (EC) Energy Directorate Nuclear Energy Department Peter Faross. During the meeting the head of the enterprise informed that INPP took all possible measures to renew the dialog between the Ignalina NPP, B1 (Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility) project implementing consortium member GNS and experts, in order to receive the conclusions on suitability of produced containers as soon as possible and also to take decisions on further progress in project implementation.

During the meeting  Janulevičius noted that in comparison with previous situation there is a clear progress in resolving disagreements with the contractor, however, contractor has not yet provided all necessary containers safety validating documents, thus technical documentation cannot be submitted to VATESI.

Additional problematic issues of the B1 project implementation were also discussed with EC representatives. It was agreed to organize the meeting for representatives of INPP, EC, the European bank of reconstruction and development and the contractor in April in order to finally clarify the positions towards further technical decisions and perspectives of the project implementation. The decision on resumption of temporarily suspended funding of the B1 project will be taken after this meeting.

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