Armenian and German Power Plants Boost Cooperation

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The Armenian Nuclear Power Plant and the Nuclear Power Plant of Obrigheim city–Germany signed an agreement on cooperation in raising the reliability of nuclear power plants at a recent international conference of directors of nuclear power plants held in Hamburg.

Heads of other German nuclear power plants voiced willingness to cooperate with Armenia within the framework of the "Twinning" program being implemented in East Europe and former USSR countries and aimed at raising safety of nuclear power plants.

The conference discussed issues–concerning the implementation of main programs of the World Association of Nuclear Organizations–results of the "Twinning" program–and the implementation of projects within the framework of TACIS program of upgrading atomic stations. Director of the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant Souren Azatian outlined the current situation at the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant and noted that the station has been operating without emergency stoppage for four years since its reactivation.

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