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Russia aims to align CIS nuclear laws

Nuclear Policies

25 April 2017

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree on aligning nuclear power legislation in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). In a statement on Medvedev's official website on 22 April, the government said national laws in some countries of the CIS vary in relation to the civilian nuclear energy industry and the construction of nuclear power facilities.

IAEA, Rosatom join on infrastructure capacity

New Nuclear

20 April 2017

IAEA-Rosatom - April 2017 - 48The International Atomic Energy Agency and Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom have agreed to cooperate in improving nuclear infrastructure development in countries planning to introduce nuclear energy or to expand existing programs.

Russia seeks closer nuclear ties with Japan

Nuclear Policies

06 April 2017

Russia is ready to build "effective and full-scale" cooperation with Japan in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy to harness the innovations of Russian scientists, Alexey Likhachov, director-general of state nuclear corporation Rosatom said this week. Likhachov began a working visit to Japan on 4 April, where he said in an interview with the Japan Times that cooperation between the two countries was "becoming an urgent necessity".

Russia to use Baltic NPP reactor vessel for Ostrovets 2

New Nuclear

25 April 2017

Belarus and Russia have agreed to the delivery of the reactor pressure vessel originally built for the Baltic NPP - under construction in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad - to unit 2 of the nuclear power plant under construction in Ostrovets, in the Grodno region of Belarus, Rosatom has confirmed to World Nuclear News. The schedule for commissioning the Ostrovets 2 is uaffected and remains 2020.

Russia starts pre-commissioning Leningrad II unit 1

New Nuclear

13 April 2017

Leningrad_II_unit_1_(Rosenergoatom)-48Rosenergoatom has started cold and hot function testing at unit 1 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant under construction in western Russia. The procedure at the VVER-1200 unit will take 72 days to complete and will include more than 100 pre-operational tests of reactor equipment and systems, the Rosatom subsidiary said yesterday.

Russia hands over responsibility for Kudankulam 1

Corporate

06 April 2017

Russia's ASE Group and the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd have announced the "final acceptance" of unit 1 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The two sides signed a joint statement yesterday confirming that ASE had met its contractual obligations to its customer for the Kudankulam 1 construction project.