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Fuel loading at Kudankulam 2

Located in: New Nuclear

13 May 2016

Kudankulam_1_and_2_(Rosatom)-48Fuel loading has begun at India's Kudankulam unit 2, Russian state nuclear company Rosatom has announced.

India budgets to boost nuclear projects

Located in: Nuclear Policies

01 March 2016

India has allocated an extra 30 billion rupees ($442 million) to boost nuclear power generation projects over the next 15-20 years in its 2016 budget, finance minister Arun Jaitley announced on 29 February.

India charts progress with overseas partners

Located in: New Nuclear

05 January 2016

Commercial negotiations between Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd and Westinghouse on the construction of six AP1000 units at Mithi Virdi in India are on course to be finalized in 2016, the Indian cabinet has said. Separately, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin have welcomed progress towards identifying a new site for VVERs in India.

'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.


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