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Leningrad Phase II management transferred to single company

Corporate

20 April 2015

Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant (LNNP) is to take over completely the management of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant construction project in western Russia by the end of October. Rosenergoatom, which operates all of Russia's civil nuclear power plants, ordered the transfer on 17 April.

Rosatom plans Chinese expansion with new office

Corporate

10 April 2015

Rosatom plans to open a regional centre in China "as early as" the middle of this year, the Russian state nuclear corporation announced yesterday. The announcement followed a decision taken by the company's committee on strategic partnerships, alliances, mergers and acquisitions.

Vessel installed at unit 2 of Novovoronezh II

New Nuclear

30 March 2015

Novovoronezh II 2 RPV installed 48The reactor pressure vessel has been installed at unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant, Russian architect-engineer AtomEnergoProekt said today. Installation was carried out in two stages.

Russia postpones BN-1200 in order to improve fuel design

New Nuclear

16 April 2015

Rosenergoatom has reportedly postponed construction of the BN-1200 sodium-cooled fast neutron reactor at the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant "indefinitely" on the need to improve fuel for the reactor and amid speculation about the cost-effectiveness of the project.

Russia completes design of underground radwaste research laboratory

Waste and Recycling

01 April 2015

Russia's national operator for radioactive waste management (NO RAO) has completed the design documents for an underground research laboratory to study the feasibility of final disposal of solid high-level radioactive waste (HLW) and solid medium-level long-lived wastes in the Nizhnekansky granitoid rock massif in Zheleznogorsk. The waste would be stored at a depth of 450-525 m.

Rosenergoatom plans tender for decommissioning feasibility study

Waste and Recycling

30 March 2015

Rosenergoatom plans to launch tender at the end of April to conduct a feasibility study for preparing nine reactors for decommissioning between 2016 and 2020. A subsidiary of Rosatom, Rosenergoatom operates all of Russia's civilian nuclear power plants.