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Russia's VVER-TOI reactor certified by European utilities

Russia's VVER-TOI reactor certified by European utilities

The Russian-designed VVER-TOI nuclear power reactor design - developed from the VVER-1200 - has been formally certified as compliant by the European Utility Requirements organisation.

Regulation & Safety 14 June 2019


China and Russia sign general contract for two Xudabao units

China and Russia sign general contract for two Xudabao units

The general contract for Russian-designed VVER-1200 reactors for units 3 & 4 of the Xudabao nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province was signed yesterday in Moscow in the presence of the countries' heads of state.

New Nuclear 06 June 2019


Novovoronezh II-2 starts pilot operation

Novovoronezh II-2 starts pilot operation

Unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant in southwest Russia has entered the pilot commercial operation stage, Rosenergoatom, the operator subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has announced.

New Nuclear 04 June 2019


IAEA notes improved safety at Leningrad plant

IAEA notes improved safety at Leningrad plant

Rosenergoatom, the operator of Russia's Leningrad nuclear power plant, has strengthened operational safety in response to the findings of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) review in 2017, a follow-up mission has concluded. The team encouraged the operator to pursue continuous improvement.

Regulation & Safety 30 May 2019


Russia launches world's largest nuclear-powered icebreaker

Russia launches world's largest nuclear-powered icebreaker

A ceremony was held on 25 May at the Baltic Shipyard in Saint Petersburg to mark the launch of the Ural nuclear-powered icebreaker. The 173 metre-long Ural is one of three vessels of Project 22220 - featuring RITM-200 reactors - that will be able to break through 3-meter-thick ice as they escort vessels across the Arctic Ocean.

New Nuclear 28 May 2019


Russia, Vietnam progress with nuclear research centre project

Russia, Vietnam progress with nuclear research centre project

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and Vietnam's Ministry of Science and Technology on the implementation of a centre for nuclear science and technology in Vietnam.

Nuclear Policies 23 May 2019


Fuel for unit 2 of Belarus plant clears inspection

Fuel for unit 2 of Belarus plant clears inspection

The batch of fuel assemblies made by Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant for the initial fuel loading of unit 2 of the nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus has passed its final inspection. NCCP is a subsidiary of Russian fuel manufacturer TVEL.

New Nuclear 21 May 2019


Russia and Uzbekistan agree to start survey of new plant site

Russia and Uzbekistan agree to start survey of new plant site

Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear corporation, and UzAtom, Uzbekistan's nuclear development agency, have signed a contract to perform engineering surveys for the Central Asian country's first nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 17 May 2019


Rosatom expects foreign business income to double by 2024

Rosatom expects foreign business income to double by 2024

Rosatom expects to double revenue from its overseas business, from USD6.6 billion last year to USD15 billion by 2024, its director general, Alexey Likhachov, has told Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. In their meeting, on 6 May, Likhachov said foreign projects were the "key theme" of the state nuclear corporation’s future growth.

Corporate 10 May 2019


Novovoronezh II-2 generates first electricity for Russian network

Novovoronezh II-2 generates first electricity for Russian network

Unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant in southwest Russia for the first time supplied electricity to the country's grid yesterday, Rosenergoatom, the operator subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has announced. The VVER-1200 reactor was brought to the minimum controlled power level on 22 March and it reached a capacity of 240 MW yesterday.

New Nuclear 02 May 2019