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Russia and Sri Lanka plan nuclear energy cooperation

Nuclear Policies

19 January 2018

Russia-Sri Lanka - January 2018 - 48.jpgRussia and Sri Lanka have held talks this week on establishing cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Nikolay Spassky, deputy director general of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, met with Ranjith Siyambalapitiya and Susil Premajayantha, respectively Sri Lanka's minister of power and renewable energy and minister of science, technology and research, on 16-17 January.

Steam generators installed at second Belarus unit

New Nuclear

16 January 2018

Ostrovets 2 SG installation - 48All four steam generators have been installed at unit 2 of the nuclear power plant under construction in Ostrovets in Belarus, the plant owner, Belarus NPP, announced today. The large items of equipment have been placed in their designated positions inside the reactor building, it said.

Russia's floating power plant meets construction standards

New Nuclear

11 January 2018

Akademik Lomonosov floating NPP - 48Russian State Expert Examination Board (Glavgosexpertiza) has announced that the floating nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov meets construction standards. The authority said on 9 December it had approved the project in Russia's northernmost city of Pevek that is being funded by Rosenergoatom, the nuclear power plant operator subsidiary of Rosatom.

General Electric wins turbine contract for Paks II

Corporate

17 January 2018

GE Hungary, a subsidiary of General Electric, has won a €793 million ($970 million) contract to manufacture and supply the turbines for two new reactors under construction at the Paks nuclear power plant, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported yesterday.

Regulator checks Rostov 4 ahead of start-up

New Nuclear

16 January 2018

Rostov 1-4 - 48Russian regulator Rostechnadzor has started its inspection of unit 4 of the Rostov nuclear power plant ahead of its launch this year. The regulator is checking documentation on the tests carried out when the unit reached criticality and minimum controlled power last month, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said today.

Leningrad II-1 reactor assembled

New Nuclear

10 January 2018

Leningrad-II 1 reactor internals - 48Rosenergoatom has completed the assembly of the reactor vessel for unit 1 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant, which is in Sosnovy Bor in western Russia. The nuclear power plant operator subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom said yesterday the VVER-1200 is now being prepared for first criticality this month.