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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Norway, Finland to finance dismantling of radioisotope power supplysources in Baltic Sea

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MURMANSK. Feb 26 (Interfax-AVN) - A contract on dismantling
navigation equipment and the installation of alternative power supply
sources in the Baltic Sea will be signed in St. Petersburg in March, in
line with an agreement reached at a meeting in Kirkenes between Gunnar
Kjonnoy, the governor of the Norwegian province of Finnmark, and
Murmansk region Governor Yury Yevdokimov, Nikolai Sigin, Yevdokimov's
press secretary, told Interfax on Thursday.
The contract envisions the disposal of 71 radioisotope
thermoelectric generators and installation of alternative power supply
sources on 56 beacons in the Baltic Sea in 2009-2012.
The project's cost is 50.2 million Norwegian kroner, and Finland,
which also wishes to join the project, will contribute 1.35 million
The installation of alternative power supply sources on beacons
within the area of responsibility of the Russian Baltic Fleet will
follow the dismantling of all the 153 radioisotope thermoelectric
generators within the area of responsibility of the Northern Fleet's
hydrographic service in the White Sea and the Barents Sea.

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