Cape Verde government studies nuclear project to solve power problem

8 June 2007

Praia, Cape Verde, 8 June – The Cape Verdean government plans to study a project presented by Russian company Rosenergoatom in order to later make a decision, the director-general for Industry and Energy, Abraão Lopes, said in Praia Thursday.

The project outlines production of nuclear power on ships that have been specially prepared for the purpose, which makes it possible to transfer the power to the several islands, according to requirements.

Sergei Krysov, the director of the Russian state company, guaranteed that the project involved no risk and that it was an “eco-friendly” method of power generations.

“We can firmly assure that there is no safety risk,” he said.

The first Russian floating nuclear power plant began to be built in Severodvinsk (northern Russia) in April and is scheduled to be concluded in 2010. (macauhub)