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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.

Russia discusses African nuclear power prospects

Nuclear Policies

08 March 2018

Lavrov-Augusto March 2018 - 48Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is this week discussing the prospect of closer economic and political ties, including nuclear energy projects, in a number of African countries. Lavrov has so far visited Angola, Namibia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, and will complete his trip to the region in Ethiopia tomorrow.

Rosatom briefs Russian president on strategic goals

Nuclear Policies

28 February 2018

Putin-Likhachov February 2018 - 48Russian President Vladimir Putin met with the director general of Rosatom yesterday for an update on the state nuclear corporation's performance and investment strategy. The former deputy minister of economic development and trade, Alexey Likhachov took over the helm of Rosatom in October 2016, when Putin appointed Sergey Kirienko as first deputy head of the Presidential Administration.

Leningrad II-1 starts pilot operation

New Nuclear

09 March 2018

Leningrad-II  1 - 48Russia has today connected unit 1 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant to the grid and it has started producing its first power, state nuclear corporation Rosatom has announced. The VVER 1200 reactor was brought to the minimum controllable power level on 6 February.

India to assist in Rooppur implementation

New Nuclear

02 March 2018

Russia-India-Bangladesh - March 2018 - 48Russia, Bangladesh and India yesterday signed a memorandum on cooperation in the implementation of the Rooppur nuclear power plant project. Construction of Bangladesh's first nuclear power reactor, Rooppur 1, officially began in late November 2017.

Leningrad II-1 starts power launch phase

New Nuclear

23 February 2018

Leningrad-II 1 control room - 48Unit 1 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant has entered the power start-up phase, following Russian regulator Rostechnadzor's approval to do so, state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced yesterday. Power start-up entails bringing the unit to 50% of its power generation capacity in preparation for commercial operation.