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AEM Technology continues progress with Belarus reactor vessel

New Nuclear

27 January 2016

Vessel for second Belarus unit - 48AEM Technology has completed welding of the lower half of the VVER-1200 reactor vessel for unit 2 of the Belarus nuclear power plant, in Ostrovets, in the Grodno region. The upper half of the reactor vessel was completed in December.

'Revived' Atommash completes RPV for Belarus

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.

Belarusian premier orders preparations for nuclear project

New Nuclear

30 September 2015

Andrei Kobyakov, prime minister of Belarus, has signed a decree ordering government ministries and agencies to ensure the required number of construction workers are available for the country's first nuclear power plant project, at Ostrovets.

AEM Technology reaches milestone in Belarus reactor construction

New Nuclear

21 December 2015

Ostrovets 1 vessel assembly - 48AEM Technology said today that it has completed welding of the upper half of the VVER-1200 reactor vessel for unit 2 of the Belarus nuclear power plant, in Ostrovets, in the Grodno region. Based in Volgodonsk, Russia, AEM-Technology is part of Atomenergomash (AEM), itself a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Chernobyl supports 'abundant' mammal life, says new study

Energy and Environment

06 October 2015

A scientific study has for the first time demonstrated that, regardless of potential radiation effects on individual animals, the Chernobyl exclusion zone supports an abundant mammal community after nearly three decades of chronic radiation exposures. The study, conducted by scientists from Belarus, Japan, the UK and the USA was published yesterday in the journal Current Biology.

Belarus adopts radwaste strategy

Waste and Recycling

09 June 2015

Belarus has adopted a radioactive waste management strategy for its first nuclear power plant under construction near Ostrovets. The country's council of ministers adopted a resolution outlining the strategy on 2 June. The document was published on the National Legal Internet Portal last week. The resolution entered into force after its official publication.