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Russia launches simulator at Rostov 3

New Nuclear

22 July 2016

Rostov 3 PMT-3 simulator - 48An operator training simulator developed by the National Research Nuclear University has been launched at the Rostov nuclear power plant in Russia. Rosenergoatom, the nuclear power plant operator subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has given its permission for personnel to be trained using the new equipment.

REMIX fuel pilot testing starts at Balakovo reactor

Waste and Recycling

07 July 2016

Russia has started pilot testing of its new type of nuclear fuel, REMIX, at unit 3 of the Balakovo nuclear power plant. Rosenergoatom said on 1 July the unit is being loaded with a number of fuel elements containing the fuel, and that the use of REMIX "will increase the efficiency of uranium use in the nuclear industry".

Outer shell installed on dome of second Novovoronezh unit

New Nuclear

09 June 2016

Novovoronezh 7 dome - second tier - 48Rosatom has announced installation of the outer shell of the containment building dome at unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant.

Russia and Bolivia strengthen nuclear training and public acceptance

New Nuclear

11 July 2016

Rosatom and the ministry of hydrocarbons and energy of Bolivia have signed a memorandum on personnel training and education in nuclear power, and a separate memorandum to cooperate on public acceptance projects. Announcing the agreements today, the Russian state nuclear corporation said the framework for cooperation had thus been set in two key areas of Bolivia's nuclear power program.

Russia wins 'half' of compensation claimed in Belene lawsuit

Corporate

16 June 2016

The International Court of Arbitration has ruled in favour of Russia's Atomstroyexport over its claim for compensation after Bulgaria cancelled the Belene nuclear power plant it had been contracted to build. The Bulgarian Energy Ministry has stressed however that the Court ordered the payment of half of the total sum the Rosatom subsidiary had sought to receive.

Russia and Korea expand fast reactor research

New Nuclear

06 June 2016

NIIAR-KAERI - June 2016 - 48Russia's Research Institute of Atomic Reactors and the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute have signed a memorandum of understanding on scientific and technical cooperation.