Construction of spent fuel storage facility in Zheleznogorsk to resume

In April 2008, Spetsstroy, the company that was building the spent fuel storage facility in Zheleznogorsk, suspended the construction citing financial dispute with Rosatom. Rosatom responded by launching a tender for the completion of the project. This week, the contract was awarded to the "Gruppa E4" (Group E4) company.

Group E4 will build dry storage for spent fuel of RBMK-1000 and VVER reactors at the cost of 9.5 billion rubles (about $390 million). It will also upgrade the existing pool storage facility that contains VVER-1000 reactor fuel. The cost of this project is 420.5 million rubles (about $17 million).