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'Revived' Atommash completes RPV for Belarus

Located in: New Nuclear

15 October 2015

Ostrovets RPV - 48Russian heavy machine-building company Atommash said yesterday it had completed production of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for the Ostrovets nuclear power plant in Belarus. It is the first RPV manufactured at Atommash's production site after a nearly 30-year hiatus and the first since it became part of Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear corporation, in 2012.

Nuclear power chiefs assess path to new capacity growth

Located in: Nuclear Policies

18 September 2015

Leaders panel - Sympo 2015 - 48Industry leaders last week debated how to bridge the gap between the World Nuclear Association's vision of an extra 1000 GWe of new nuclear power capacity by 2050, and the practicalities of working within current political, regulatory and financial environments.

New material promises 120-year reactor lives

Located in: New Nuclear

21 July 2015

VVER-TOI_vessel_(Rosatom)_48A new 'ultra pure' nickel alloy has been used to create a reactor vessel, which Rosatom says could potentially last 120 years.

Kudankulam units achieve construction and operation milestones

Located in: Regulation and Safety

16 July 2015

Kudankulam 1 and 2  - 48The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board announced that construction of unit 2 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu has been completed. It also issued a licence for the regular operation of unit 1 and a siting permit for a project to build four reactors in Gorakhpur in Haryana.

Russia achieves serial nuclear power plant construction

Located in: Corporate

03 June 2015

Russia has increased its competitive edge in the nuclear plant construction market through the serial production of new reactors, the head of NIAEP-JSC ASE said yesterday. The company was formed in 2012 from the merger of Rosatom subsidiaries Nizhny Novgorod design institute and Atomstroyexport in order to consolidate Russia's nuclear power engineering expertise into a single division. Last year, it absorbed Atomenergoproekt.

Rosatom chief underlines cost-cutting achievement

Located in: Corporate

05 May 2015

Putin and Kirienko - 5 May 2015 - 48Rosatom and its subsidiaries have cut costs by as much as 15%, the corporation's director general, Sergey Kirienko, told Russian President Vladimir Putin during their working meeting at the Kremlin today. The aim is to reduce costs by 10% on average each year, Kirienko added.

Rosatom feels no direct impact from sanctions, says Kirienko

Located in: Corporate

28 April 2015

US and European Union-imposed economic sanctions on Russia have had no direct impact on Rosatom, but the state nuclear corporation "regularly faces pressure" from Western governments and negative publicity in the media, its director general has said.

Russia and Jordan agree $10 billion construction project

Located in: New Nuclear

25 March 2015

Russia and Jordan have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the construction and operation of the Middle Eastern country's first nuclear power plant. The document was signed yesterday by Sergey Kirienko, Rosatom director general and Khaled Toukan, chairman of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission.

TVEL signs fuel pellet supply contract for Tarapur reactor

Located in: Uranium and Fuel

03 March 2015

TVEL, Russia's nuclear fuel manufacturer, has signed another contract with the Indian Department of Atomic Energy for the supply of enriched uranium fuel pellets produced by TVEL subsidiary Elemash.

Deal close for Indian reactor imports

Located in: Nuclear Policies

26 January 2015

India and America are close to a deal that would resolve liability issues and enable the long-awaited import of US-built reactors. Other nations, too, stand to benefit from India's plan to import up to 26 large nuclear reactors.

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