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The Russian company PJSC “Fortum”, the main shareholder of which is the Finnish energy concern Fortum, signed an agreement on the sale of the Argayashskaya combined heat and power plant (CHP) in the Chelyabinsk region to the joint-stock company Rusatom Infrastructure Solutions (RIR). This was reported on Thursday, July 8, in the press service of “Fortum”.

“For Fortum Corporation, the sale of the station will be an important step in optimizing the asset portfolio within the framework of a global strategy aimed at achieving carbon neutrality,” explained Alexander Chuvaev, CEO of PJSC Fortum.

This step, together with the gradual withdrawal from coal combustion at Chelyabinsk CHPP-2, will allow the Russian division of the corporation to completely abandon the use of coal by the end of 2022, “he added.

Management will be transferred in the third quarter

Fortum plans to transfer control of the RIR station in the third quarter of 2021. Argayashskaya CHPP will continue to fulfill its obligations to consumers and contractors. The working conditions of the plant’s employees are expected to remain.

Argayashskaya CHPP is the main source of industrial steam for NPO Mayak, a manufacturer of industrial ionizing radiation sources. The NGO is also involved in the reprocessing of irradiated nuclear fuel. The CHPP supplies heat to consumers in Ozersk and Novogorny settlement.

The electric power of the station is 256 MW, and the heat capacity is 824 MW.

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Fortum is the parent company of Germany-based Uniper. In this regard, Reuters noted that Fortum and Uniper are planning to expand their renewable energy business in Russia.

Rusatom Infrastructure Solutions is a subdivision of the state corporation Rosatom.

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