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Leningrad II-2 reactor vessel arrives at construction site

New Nuclear

15 November 2017

Leningrad II 2 RPV transport - 48The reactor vessel for unit 2 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant was delivered to the construction site in Sosnovy Bor in western Russia yesterday. The cargo was delivered from the Izhorskiye Zavody manufacturing plant within ten days, according to a statement today by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Excavation work starts for Bushehr 2

New Nuclear

31 October 2017

Excavation work has started at the site of unit 2 of the Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran, Atomproekt, the reactor design subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, announced today. Construction and installation work formally started on the unit in March.

Regulator assess readiness of new Leningrad unit

New Nuclear

24 October 2017

Leningrad Phase II construction - 48The Russian regulator Rostechnadzor has started "testing the readiness for physical start-up" of unit 1 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant under construction in western Russia. Rosenergoatom, the nuclear power plant operator subsidiary of Rosatom, started cold and hot function testing at the VVER-1200 unit in April.

Russia and Philippines agree to nuclear cooperation

Nuclear Policies

15 November 2017

Russia-Philippines - November 2017 - 48Russia is to assist the Philippines in developing national policies for the development of nuclear energy through a memorandum of cooperation signed on 13 November. The cooperation will include feasibility studies on the construction of small modular reactors.

Russian floating plant cargo arrives at Pevek

New Nuclear

30 October 2017

Cargo ship arrives at Pevek - 48Ships carrying cargo to support "the world's first" floating nuclear power plant have arrived at the port of Pevek, in the Chukotka district of Russia, Rosenergoatom announced today. Rosenergoatom, the nuclear power plant operator subsidiary of Rosatom, also said the floating plant Akademik Lomonosov will be towed to Murmansk in May, be loaded with fuel in October and commissioned in November next year.

Rosatom chief sees no impact from sanctions


23 October 2017

The economic sanctions the USA and the European Union have imposed on Russia are not impacting the work of the state nuclear corporation Rosatom, its director-general Alexey Likhachov told delegates at the World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi earlier this week.