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AEM Technology sees milestone with first VVER-TOI

New Nuclear

17 April 2018

Kursk II-1 VVER-Toi bottom - 48AEM Technology has completed the manufacture of the bottom of the reactor vessel for unit 1 of the Kursk II nuclear power plant under construction in western Russia. This is the first of the VVER-TOI (typical optimised, with enhanced information) design nuclear reactors.

Russia starts building Turkey's first nuclear power plant

New Nuclear

03 April 2018

Putin-Erdogan April 2018 - 48Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan today attended via videolink from Ankara a ceremony to mark the pouring of first safety-related concrete for unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant. Putin arrived today for a two-day working visit to the Turkish capital.

Leningrad-II unit 1 enters final stage of commissioning

New Nuclear

26 March 2018

Leningrad-II 1 trial operation - 48Unit 1 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant in northwest Russia has today entered "experimental industrial operation", the final stage of its commissioning. The VVER 1200 reactor is scheduled to enter commercial operation before the end of this year.

Rooppur 1 achieves first construction milestone

New Nuclear

05 April 2018

Rooppur 1 basemat complete - 48Russia's Rosatom has completed concreting the foundation of unit 1 of the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh. ASE Group, a subsidiary of the Russian state nuclear corporation, said today the project to build the Asian country's first nuclear power unit was on schedule.

TVEL offers modified fuel assemblies for Loviisa units

Uranium and Fuel

28 March 2018

Loviisa 48TVEL, Rosatom's nuclear fuel manufacturing subsidiary, has signed an agreement with Fortum Power and Heat Oy to supply modified nuclear fuel assemblies to be used at the Loviisa 1 and  2 VVER 440s in Finland. Rosatom said yesterday the agreement is in addition to TVEL's existing fuel supply contract with the Finnish utility.

Russia brings Chinese funding into uranium mining

Uranium and Fuel

13 March 2018

Zhdanova launches Mine No6 - 48Russia has opened its uranium mining industry to foreign investment with an agreement signed yesterday between the Russia-China Investment Fund for Regional Development, ARMZ Uranium Holding, and Priargunsky Industrial Mining and Chemical Union (PIMCU). ARMZ and PIMCU are subsidiaries of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.