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Rosatom chief hopes for business-as-usual before May

Rosatom chief hopes for business-as-usual before May

Rosatom plans to resume normal working by the end of this month and sees no need to change the schedule of its new-build projects overseas, Director General Alexey Likhachov said in a video-address to the state nuclear corporation's employees.

Covid-19 07 April 2020


Russia's NCCP to supply Egyptian research reactor

Russia's NCCP to supply Egyptian research reactor

Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant has signed a 10-year contract with the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority for the supply of low-enriched nuclear fuel components, such as uranium and aluminium items, for the ETRR-2 research reactor. NCCP is a subsidiary of Russian nuclear fuel manufacturer TVEL.
 

Uranium & Fuel 06 April 2020


COVID impact on construction projects not yet clear

COVID impact on construction projects not yet clear

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and related government responses could disrupt or delay construction, testing, supervisory and support activities at the Vogtle 3 and 4 construction project, but it is too early to say what those effects will be, Southern Company has told the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Russia's Rosatom is looking into the possibility of returning part of the Russian personnel from overseas nuclear power plant construction sites.

Covid-19 03 April 2020


BN-600 licensed to operate until 2025

BN-600 licensed to operate until 2025

Russian nuclear regulator Rostekhnadzor has extended the operating licence for unit 3 of the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant in the Sverdlovsk district by a further five years. The licence for the BN-600 fast reactor, which began operating in 1981, was due to expire this year.

Regulation & Safety 01 April 2020


Russia drafts strategy for low-carbon development

Russia drafts strategy for low-carbon development

Russia's Ministry for Economic Development last week published a draft strategy for low-carbon development to 2050. The strategy's basic scenario would see nuclear output grow from 203 TWh in 2017 to 225 TWh in 2030 and 260 TWh in 2050.

Energy & Environment 01 April 2020


Rosatom takes measures to protect workers from COVID-19

Rosatom takes measures to protect workers from COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rosatom has introduced additional measures to protect the health of workers at both its operating nuclear power plants and those it is constructing around the world. In a statement, Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachov said the Russian state nuclear corporation has developed additional contingency plans for various scenarios of the coronavirus pandemic.

Covid-19 30 March 2020


Russia and Bangladesh expand nuclear cooperation

Russia and Bangladesh expand nuclear cooperation

A number of documents have been signed between Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the government of Bangladesh that will enhance existing bilateral cooperation in the use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes. Russia is currently constructing a two-unit nuclear power plant at Rooppur, Bangladesh.

Nuclear Policies 18 March 2020


Leningrad II unit 1 cuts cooling water usage by 15%

Leningrad II unit 1 cuts cooling water usage by 15%

The VVER-1200 unit added to the site of the Leningrad nuclear power plant has enabled a reduction in the use of cooling water - sourced from the Baltic Sea - by nearly 15%, Rosatom said last week. Reducing the consumption of this natural resource has a positive effect on the environment and reduces the plant's water usage costs, the Russian state nuclear corporation added. The plant draws seawater from Koporskiy Bay, which lies in the southern part of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic.

Energy & Environment 02 March 2020


Russia, Spain to cooperate in decommissioning

Russia, Spain to cooperate in decommissioning

Russian nuclear fuel manufacturer TVEL has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Spanish engineering firms ENUSA, ENSA and IDOM on cooperation in the decommissioning and dismantling of nuclear facilities, as well as in nuclear waste management and related engineering and consulting services. They have also signed a roadmap for the development of various projects in the near term.

Waste & Recycling 26 February 2020


Protective shield installation gathers pace at Kursk II-1

Protective shield installation gathers pace at Kursk II-1

Installation of the first tier of the outer protective shell around the first reactor of the Kursk II nuclear power plant under construction in western Russia has been completed ahead of schedule. The unit will be the first to use the VVER-TOI (typical optimised, with enhanced information) design.

New Nuclear 13 February 2020