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Metsamor 2 to operate until 2026

Metsamor 2 to operate until 2026

A collaboration with Armenia has extended the service life of the country's only nuclear power plant, Metsamor, to 2026, said Russia's state nuclear company, Rosatom. "I am proud that we are participating in a project that helped make the Armenian nuclear power plant safer and more efficient," said Rosatom head Alexey Likhachev, attending a ceremony at the plant.

Corporate 17 November 2021


Long-term safety of Armenian plant reviewed by IAEA

Long-term safety of Armenian plant reviewed by IAEA

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has completed a follow-up Safety Aspects of Long-Term Operation mission to unit 2 of the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant at Metsamor. The team reviewed the improvements in preparedness, organisation and programmes related to long-term operation against the IAEA safety standards.

Regulation & Safety 08 November 2021


Nuclear to support mining expansion in Armenia

Nuclear to support mining expansion in Armenia

Armenia is preparing to launch a joint development in which a new nuclear power plant will support an expansion of copper mining in a collaboration between the country and Russian billionaire businessman Roman Trotsenko. The plan taking shape involves developing the Zangezur Copper and Molybdenum Combine, which has recently been taken over by Trotsenko's GeoProMining and shared with the Armenian state.

New Nuclear 08 October 2021


Reactor vessel annealed in Armenia

Reactor vessel annealed in Armenia

A ten-day operation to anneal the reactor vessel of Armenia's nuclear power unit has been carried out. Restoring the strength of the component increases safety and forms part of a plan to extend its service life.

Corporate 10 August 2021


Armenia plans to extend operations at Metsamor unit

Armenia plans to extend operations at Metsamor unit

Armenia plans to extend the service life of its nuclear power unit in Metsamor beyond 2026 and has not abandoned plans to build a new unit, ARKA news agency reported on 14 January, following Cabinet approval of the government's new energy strategy to 2040.

Nuclear Policies 20 January 2021


Interview: A young professional’s view of the WNU Summer Institute

Interview: A young professional’s view of the WNU Summer Institute

Ashot Sargsyan, a lead engineer in the quality assurance department at Armenian Nuclear Power Plant, participated in the World Nuclear University Summer Institute of 2016, in Ottawa, Canada, as a World Association of Nuclear Operators’ scholarship winner.

Perspectives 08 June 2020


Russia extends fuel supply to Armenian plant

Russia extends fuel supply to Armenian plant

TVEL and Haykakan Atomayin Electrakayan - Armenian Nuclear Power Plant - have signed contractual documents for supplies of Russian nuclear fuel in 2019-2020. TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, said that a stock of fresh nuclear fuel had already been provided to the site of the power plant in Metsamor in compliance with a supplement signed in 2017 to their general contract.

Uranium & Fuel 26 June 2019


Armenian regulator must address staff deficit, says IAEA

Armenian regulator must address staff deficit, says IAEA

Armenia has made progress in strengthening its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety but still faces challenges, including a shortage of qualified and experienced staff at its regulatory body, an International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts said today, on completion of an Integrated Regulatory Review Service follow-up mission.

Regulation & Safety 17 June 2019


IAEA reviews long-term safety of Armenian plant

IAEA reviews long-term safety of Armenian plant

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has completed a review of long-term operational safety at the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant at Metsamor.

Regulation & Safety 12 December 2018


Russia to start upgrading Armenian plant in 2018

Russia to start upgrading Armenian plant in 2018

Rosatom plans to carry out work to extend the operating period of unit 2 of the Metsamor nuclear power plant in Armenia in 2018 and 2019, the Russian state nuclear corporation said on 13 June, following a meeting between its director-general, Alexey Likhachov, and Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan.

Corporate 15 June 2017