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WANO completes reviews of Leningrad and Tianwan plants

New Nuclear

13 July 2018

WANO team at Leningrad II-1 - 48A team from the World Association of Nuclear Operators' Moscow Centre has completed its independent review of unit 1 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant in northwest Russia. The VVER 1200 reactor is scheduled to enter commercial operation before the end of this year. The Moscow Centre also organised a pre-operational peer review at unit 4 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province. The Russian-designed 1060 MWe VVER-1000 pressurised water reactor is expected to begin operating in March 2019.

Russia, Rwanda establish nuclear energy ties

Nuclear Policies

27 June 2018

Spassky_Mujawamariya_June2018_(Rosatom)-48Russia's Rosatom and the Ministry of Infrastructure of Rwanda have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. The document was signed on 22 June by Rosatom Deputy Director General Nikolay Spassky and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Rwanda to the Russian Federation Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamariya.

France, Russia extend nuclear power cooperation

Nuclear Policies

29 May 2018

France-Russia - May 2018 - 48Russia's Rosatom and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission have signed a strategic document on partnership in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. The agreement was signed on 24 May by Rosatom Director General Alexy Likhachov and CEA Chairman François Jacq in the presence of the Russian and French presidents, Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron, during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

Bangladesh issues construction licence for Rooppur unit 2

New Nuclear

09 July 2018

Rooppur_2_licence_(Rosatom)-48The Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission has formally received a design and construction licence for Rooppur unit 2. It received an equivalent licence for unit 1 in November last year and construction work started on that unit soon afterwards.

China signs up to four new units from Russia

New Nuclear

08 June 2018

Russia and China have signed four agreements envisaging the construction of four VVER-1200 units at Xudabao and Tianwan, cooperation in the CFR-600 fast reactor pilot project, and supply of the RITEG (Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator) parts for China's lunar exploration programme. The signing ceremony was held today in Beijing and attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Fifth Yangjiang unit connected to grid

New Nuclear

25 May 2018

Yangjiang 1-6 - 48Unit 5 of the Yangjiang nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province has been connected to the electricity grid, China General Nuclear announced yesterday. The unit - the first ACPR1000 reactor to be built and the first Chinese unit to feature a domestically-developed digital control system - is scheduled to enter commercial operation later this year.