Related Topic: Russia

Fuel for unit 2 of Belarus plant clears inspection

Fuel for unit 2 of Belarus plant clears inspection

The batch of fuel assemblies made by Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant for the initial fuel loading of unit 2 of the nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus has passed its final inspection. NCCP is a subsidiary of Russian fuel manufacturer TVEL.

New Nuclear 21 May 2019


Russia and Uzbekistan agree to start survey of new plant site

Russia and Uzbekistan agree to start survey of new plant site

Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear corporation, and UzAtom, Uzbekistan's nuclear development agency, have signed a contract to perform engineering surveys for the Central Asian country's first nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 17 May 2019


Rosatom expects foreign business income to double by 2024

Rosatom expects foreign business income to double by 2024

Rosatom expects to double revenue from its overseas business, from USD6.6 billion last year to USD15 billion by 2024, its director general, Alexey Likhachov, has told Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. In their meeting, on 6 May, Likhachov said foreign projects were the "key theme" of the state nuclear corporation’s future growth.

Corporate 10 May 2019


Novovoronezh II-2 generates first electricity for Russian network

Novovoronezh II-2 generates first electricity for Russian network

Unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant in southwest Russia for the first time supplied electricity to the country's grid yesterday, Rosenergoatom, the operator subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has announced. The VVER-1200 reactor was brought to the minimum controlled power level on 22 March and it reached a capacity of 240 MW yesterday.

New Nuclear 02 May 2019


TVEL outlines innovation in nuclear fuel

TVEL outlines innovation in nuclear fuel

TVEL, the nuclear fuel subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, is working on a 'dual-component' approach to closing the nuclear fuel cycle, as well as accident-tolerant fuel and innovations in fuel for VVER units.

Uranium & Fuel 30 April 2019


Russia expects operating licence for floating plant in July

Russia expects operating licence for floating plant in July

After a series of successful and comprehensive tests, including on its twin KLT-40 reactor system, the floating nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov is ready to start commercial operations, Russia's Rosatom announced today.

New Nuclear 24 April 2019


Rosatom forges more links with nuclear newcomers

Rosatom forges more links with nuclear newcomers

Rosatom and its subsidiaries have this week signed a number of agreements with countries planning to introduce nuclear power to their energy mix, including Azerbaijan, Congo, Cuba, Ethiopia, Serbia and Uzbekistan. The documents were signed during the XI International Forum Atomexpo 2019.

Corporate 17 April 2019


Russia pours first concrete for second Kursk II unit

Russia pours first concrete for second Kursk II unit

Main construction work for the second unit at Kursk II in Russia has begun two weeks ahead of schedule. The site in Western Russia is the first to use the VVER-TOI (typical optimised, with enhanced information) reactor design.

New Nuclear 15 April 2019


Novovoronezh II-2 cleared for launch

Novovoronezh II-2 cleared for launch

Unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant in southwest Russia started the process of physical launch yesterday after having received regulatory approval to do so, Rosenergoatom, the operator subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has announced.

New Nuclear 12 April 2019


EDF moves into the hydrogen market

EDF moves into the hydrogen market

France's EDF has launched a hydrogen production and distribution subsidiary to support decarbonisation of industry and mobility using low-carbon electricity from its nuclear and renewable energy fleet.

Energy & Environment 04 April 2019