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First fuel from Lepse leaves Nerpa shipyard

First fuel from Lepse leaves Nerpa shipyard

The first containers of used nuclear fuel assemblies removed from the Lepse floating technical base at the Nerpa shipyard have been transported to Murmansk, Russia. The fuel is being removed under a programme managed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and will be sent to Mayak for reprocessing.

Waste & Recycling 25 September 2019


Novovoronezh II-2 passes acceptance tests

Novovoronezh II-2 passes acceptance tests

Acceptance tests were successfully completed yesterday at unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant in southwest Russia, Rosatom has announced. The VVER-1200 unit was operated at 100% of its capacity throughout the 15-day procedure.

New Nuclear 17 September 2019


Russia's floating plant reaches final destination

Russia's floating plant reaches final destination

Akademik Lomonosov, which Rosatom describes as the world's first floating nuclear power plant and the world's northernmost nuclear power installation, completed its 4700 km journey to its final destination of Pevek on 14 September.

New Nuclear 16 September 2019


Leningrad II-2 fitted with dummy assemblies ahead of March fuel loading

Leningrad II-2 fitted with dummy assemblies ahead of March fuel loading

A full set of dummy fuel assemblies has been loaded into unit 2 of the Leningrad II nuclear power plant under construction in western Russia. The equipment, which replicates the design of standard fuel assemblies by the weight, size and materials of which they are made, but without nuclear fuel, is "extremely important" during the pre-commissioning phase, Rosatom said today.

New Nuclear 13 September 2019


Enec and Tenex renew MoU on nuclear fuel cycle management

Enec and Tenex renew MoU on nuclear fuel cycle management

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and Russia’s Tenex have renewed their Memorandum of Understanding on exploring potential opportunities for collaboration in nuclear fuel cycle management. The new MoU was signed by Mohamed Al Hammadi, CEO of Enec, and Sergey Polgorodnik, general director of Tenex, during the 24th World Energy Congress being held this week in Abu Dhabi.

Corporate 12 September 2019


Russia's floating plant heads for final destination

Russia's floating plant heads for final destination

Akademik Lomonosov, which Rosatom describes as the world's first floating nuclear power plant and the world's northernmost nuclear power installation, today set sail from Murmansk for its final destination of Pevek.

New Nuclear 23 August 2019


Russia completes MBIR hydraulic tests

Russia completes MBIR hydraulic tests

Atommash, part of the Volgodonsk branch of AEM Technology, has completed hydraulic tests of the reactor vessel of the MBIR multipurpose sodium-cooled fast neutron research reactor. MBIR is under construction at the site of the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors at Dmitrovgrad, which is in Russia's Ulyanovsk region.

New Nuclear 16 August 2019


WANO completes technical support mission at Leningrad II-2

WANO completes technical support mission at Leningrad II-2

Experts from the Moscow Centre of the World Association of Nuclear Operators have completed a technical support mission at unit 2 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant under construction in northwest Russia.

Regulation & Safety 15 August 2019


Rosatom postpones fast reactor project, report says

Rosatom postpones fast reactor project, report says

Rosenergoatom is expected to receive about RUB280 billion (USD4 billion) less in state funding for the construction of new nuclear reactors in Russia owing to the postponement of its fast neutron reactor programme, Russian newspaper Kommersant reported last week, citing anonymous sources. Rosenergoatom is the nuclear power plant operator subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Corporate 13 August 2019


Bangladesh completes basemat of second Rooppur turbine hall

Bangladesh completes basemat of second Rooppur turbine hall

The pouring of concrete for the foundation of the turbine building at unit 2 of the Rooppur nuclear power plant under construction in Bangladesh was completed yesterday. The foundation for the turbine hall of Rooppur 1 was completed earlier this year.

New Nuclear 07 August 2019