Lithuanian parliament on June 21 approved the concession agreement for
the Visaginas nuclear power plant, a planned 1,350-MW Hitachi-GE ABWR to
be built at the Ignalina nuclear site.
approved the concession agreement previously signed in March between
Lithuania’s Energy Ministry and Hitachi. The law approving the agreement
still has to be signed by Lithuania’s president.
regional partners for the Visaginas nuclear plant – Lithuania, Latvia
and Estonia -- and the approved strategic investor, Hitachi, can now
proceed with discussions on the establishment of the project development
company, according to a statement from Lithuania’s Energy Ministry.