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Turbine Facilities Being Sited

Russian-French joint venture Alstom Atomenergomash is considering, among other options, buying a new site to accommodate low-speed turbine production with Alstom technology, Atomenergomash CEO Andrei Nikipelov told journalists at the Atomexpo forum, Interfax reported Monday.

A working group "has considered over 100 placement options, and now the list has been narrowed to practically three to four options," he said, adding that two Atomenergomash sites, ZiO-Podolsk and Petrozavodskmash, are also among the contenders.

Alstom Atomenergomash was established to produce low-speed turbines, which are currently not made in Russia. The new enterprise, scheduled to be launched in 2015, already has a contract to supply turbines to the Baltic Nuclear Power Plant, which is currently under construction.

(MT)

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