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Russia's Atomtechenergo gets licence for Belarus plant

Regulation and Safety

14 November 2016

Russia's Atomtechenergo has received a licence to provide services involving nuclear energy and sources of ionizing radiation in Belarus. The Moscow-based company is a subsidiary of Atomenergoprom, the part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom that unites Russia's civilian nuclear industry.

IAEA makes recommendations to Belarusian regulator

Regulation and Safety

18 October 2016

Continued government backing and resources are needed to further build the Belarusian nuclear safety regulator's technical capabilities ahead of the start up of the country's first nuclear power reactor, an International Atomic Energy Agency team has concluded.

Russia and Belarus meeting obligations under Ostrovets agreement

New Nuclear

07 September 2016

State financial controllers in Belarus and Russia have carried out an audit of the intergovernmental agreement between the countries for construction of Belarus' first nuclear power plant, in Ostrovets, in the Grodno region. According to Nuclear.Ru, the State Control Committee of Belarus and the Accounts Chamber of Russia have looked at the "performance of obligations" laid out in the agreement.

RPV for Belarus 2 starts journey to Ostrovets

New Nuclear

01 November 2016

Ostrovets 2 RPV complete - 48Russia has shipped the reactor pressure vessel for unit 2 of the nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus, state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced yesterday. The equipment for the VVER-1200 unit weighs more than 330 tonnes, is 13 metres high and has a 4.5 metre diameter.

Belarus RPV change is 'public acceptance' matter, says Rosatom

New Nuclear

28 September 2016

Russia's readiness to replace the reactor pressure vessel its workers dropped during installation work in August at unit 1 of Belarus' first nuclear power plant, reflects the fact this is a public acceptance matter rather than a technological concern, Rosatom director general Sergey Kirienko said yesterday. Kirienko spoke to reporters during the International Atomic Energy Agency's 60th General Conference being held this week in Vienna.

Reactor vessel assembly completed for second Belarusian unit

New Nuclear

26 May 2016

Assembled RPV for Ostrovets 2 - 48AEM-Technology has completed assembly of the reactor vessel for the VVER-1200 unit 2 of the Belarus nuclear power plant, in Ostrovets, in the Grodno region. Based in Volgodonsk, Russia, AEM-Technology is part of Atomenergomash, itself a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.