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Russian gyrotron successfully tested for Iter

New Nuclear

18 May 2015

Positive test results have opened the way for Russia to mass produce the gyrotron equipment it has designed for the Iter fusion reactor.

Rosatom chief underlines cost-cutting achievement

Corporate

05 May 2015

Putin and Kirienko - 5 May 2015 - 48Rosatom and its subsidiaries have cut costs by as much as 15%, the corporation's director general, Sergey Kirienko, told Russian President Vladimir Putin during their working meeting at the Kremlin today. The aim is to reduce costs by 10% on average each year, Kirienko added.

Russia's Rosatom outlines plans for Argentina

New Nuclear

24 April 2015

Russia's Rosatom has released details of an inter-governmental agreement to build Argentina's sixth nuclear power reactor.

Russia's MBIR gets construction licence

New Nuclear

15 May 2015

MBIR impression 48Russian regulator Rostechnadzor has issued a construction licence for the multipurpose sodium-cooled fast neutron research reactor, or MBIR by its Russian acronym. The reactor complex will be located at the site of the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors, in Dimitrovgrad.

Rosatom feels no direct impact from sanctions, says Kirienko

Corporate

28 April 2015

US and European Union-imposed economic sanctions on Russia have had no direct impact on Rosatom, but the state nuclear corporation "regularly faces pressure" from Western governments and negative publicity in the media, its director general has said.

Argentina, Russia sign nuclear reactor and fuel deals

Nuclear Policies

23 April 2015

TVEL-NAEC-INVAP April 2015 - 48Russian President Vladimir Putin is to sign an agreement today, during a state visit to Moscow by Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, that paves the way for Rosatom to build a sixth nuclear reactor in the South American country.