On 20 June, Rusatom Service JSC and Škoda JS signed a contract on equipment delivery for the Armenian NPP. Under the contract, Škoda JS is to supply equipment for the control and protection system to be replaced to extend the lifetime of the Armenian NPP by the scheduled preventive maintenance 2018.

Rusatom Service JSC Director General Evgeny Salkov emphasized the importance of the contract for the company that is an extension of the fruitful cooperation between Russia and the Czech Republic in nuclear energy.

“We welcome the continuation of the mutually beneficial cooperation between our companies that started last year when we signed an agreement on cooperation in completing the construction of Mochovce NPP units 3 and 4. We are sure to further go on with our fruitful cooperation,“ stated Škoda JS Chairman and CEO Josef Perlik.

Rusatom Service JSC is part of electrical power division of ROSATOM. The company provides cross-border NPPs with VVER with a full range of services and supplies necessary for operations, maintenance and repair. The company is present in almost all the countries with NPPs with VVER in operation outside Russia.
Rusatom Service JSC has a leading position in the markets of China, Iran, Bulgaria and Armenia. It is a general contractor for lifetime extension, scheduled preventive maintenance and equipment upgrade for NPPs with VVER. Rusatom Service JSC has a portfolio in international markets with a value of around 500 million USD.

ŠKODA JS a.s., a member of the Russian OMZ Group, was a pioneer in Czech and Slovak nuclear energy. It is a leading engineering and production company with an expertise in constructing and servicing nuclear power plants all over the world. Škoda was founded in 1859 and launched operations in nuclear energy sector in 1956. The company has been involved in delivering engineering services, equipment and maintenance for NPPs, research reactors and spent nuclear fuel storage facilities in Central and Eastern Europe, Nordic countries, France, Germany, the US and the Far East. As of today, ŠKODA JS a.s. has manufactured and supplied 21 reactors of VVER-440 type and 3 reactors of VVER-1000 type.