Armenia plans to extend the service life of its five-decade-old nuclear power plant in Metsamor after 2026 and has not abandoned plans to build a new plant, Nuclear Engineering International reported on January 18. The publication cited the government’s strategic programme for the development of the energy sector until 2040, approved by the Armenian Cabinet on January 14. The programme reportedly identifies the extension of the service life of unit 2 at the Armenian nuclear power plant (NPP) beyond 2026 as one of its key priorities. The subsequent construction of a new nuclear power plant is reported as another key goal of the government.
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