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Novovoronezh II-1 switches to longer fuel cycle

Novovoronezh II-1 switches to longer fuel cycle

Russian regulator Rostechnadzor has issued a permit for the pilot operation of unit 1 of the Novovoronezh II plant in an extended fuel cycle mode of 18 months. The reactor has been loaded with fresh nuclear fuel manufactured by the Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrate Plant ready for the new cycle.

Regulation & Safety 14 July 2020


Akkuyu unit 1 hydraulic tests completed

Akkuyu unit 1 hydraulic tests completed

Atommash, part of the Volgodonsk branch of Russia's AEM Technology, has completed hydraulic tests on the reactor pressure vessel of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in Mersin province, in southern Turkey.

New Nuclear 14 July 2020


Rusatom Service, MVM Group create European Power Services JV

Rusatom Service, MVM Group create European Power Services JV

Rusatom Service and MVM Group have formed a joint venture in Hungary to provide service and maintenance to nuclear industry facilities, conventional sources of power generation, renewable energy and oil and gas in Europe, they announced yesteday. The new company, European Power Services Ltd, will start work at the Paks nuclear power plant.

Corporate 10 July 2020


Russia plans first dedicated medical isotope facility

Russia plans first dedicated medical isotope facility

The Central Design and Technological Institute has started work on plans to build Russia's first radiopharmaceuticals manufacturing facility. Moscow-headquartered TISC is part of Russian nuclear fuel manufacturer TVEL, which is a subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

New Nuclear 08 July 2020


Russia begins preparatory work for four new reactors

Russia begins preparatory work for four new reactors

Rosenergoatom, the operator subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, announced today that preparatory work for the construction of four new reactors has commenced. Two VVER-TOI units are to be built at a new plant near the existing Smolensk site, while two VVER-1200 units will be built as units 3 and 4 of the Leningrad II plant.

New Nuclear 26 June 2020


Leningrad II-2 gets regulatory approval for physical start-up

Leningrad II-2 gets regulatory approval for physical start-up

Russia's regulator Rostechnadzor has issued a permit for the physical start-up of Leningrad II unit 2, which completed hot tests last week. The regulator's inspection of the unit "confirmed its high degree of readiness for the start of physical launch, during which nuclear fuel will be loaded into the reactor core for the first time", state nuclear corporation Rosatom said today.

New Nuclear 17 June 2020


Russia starts installation work at fuel fabrication facility

Russia starts installation work at fuel fabrication facility

Work has started on installation of the main equipment for the nuclear fuel fabrication facility at the pilot energy complex in Seversk (Tomsk). Under construction at the Siberian Chemical Combine, ODEK is part of Russia’s Proryv (Breakthrough) project, which is designed to demonstrate a closed fuel cycle. SCC is part of fuel company TVEL, which is a subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

New Nuclear 15 June 2020


Leningrad II-2 completes hot testing

Leningrad II-2 completes hot testing

Russia's Rosatom has completed hot tests at Leningrad II unit 2. Hot testing started in February and included 150 tests on major systems to check their performance under normal operational conditions, without any nuclear fuel assemblies in the reactor. The equipment was also tested under emergency conditions.

New Nuclear 12 June 2020


Rosatom to convert fast reactor to MOX fuel in 2022

Rosatom to convert fast reactor to MOX fuel in 2022

Unit 4 of the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant in Russia will be completely switched to uranium-plutonium MOX fuel in 2022, marking an important step towards closing the nuclear fuel cycle, Russia’s Rosatom has announced.

Uranium & Fuel 10 June 2020


Viewpoint: Pandemic underscores nuclear’s role in sustainable development

Viewpoint: Pandemic underscores nuclear’s role in sustainable development

A sustainable energy supply is crucial for ensuring stable economic growth and improving social welfare while at the same time preserving the ecosystems we live in, writes Evgeny Pakermanov, president of Rusatom Overseas, a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

In 2020, the world has encountered a new global challenge that has affected a record number of people - the coronavirus pandemic. In a matter of weeks, it caused the biggest social and economic upheaval in decades. From the very start, a joint effort was required to combat both this life-changing infection and its consequences.

Perspectives 02 June 2020