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Leningrad II-2 achieves 1 TWh milestone

Leningrad II-2 achieves 1 TWh milestone

Unit 2 of the Leningrad II nuclear power plant in western Russia passed 1 terawatt hours of electricity production on 15 January, a milestone in its four months of pilot operation that started in November last year.

New Nuclear 18 January 2021


Belarusian unit brought to 100% capacity

Belarusian unit brought to 100% capacity

Unit 1 of the nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus reached 100% of its capacity on 12 January, Russia's Rosatom said yesterday. The reactor, near Ostrovets in the Grodno region of Belarus, is of the AES-2006 design, which is the latest version of the VVER-1200 and the first of its kind built outside Russia.

New Nuclear 14 January 2021


The barrier to nuclear is perception, says panel

The barrier to nuclear is perception, says panel

As policymakers grapple with the twin challenges of climate change and a post-COVID economic recovery, the benefits of nuclear power are clearer than ever, but the industry still has some way to go in addressing perceptions of its alleged drawbacks with cost, safety and radioactive waste. This was the overriding message of the three panellists in a webinar held last week by Utilities Middle East in partnership with Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Nuclear Policies 31 December 2020


Leningrad II-1 completes safety tests

Leningrad II-1 completes safety tests

Unit 1 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant has successfully completed tests on the strength of the internal protective shell of the reactor building, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said today. When it was connected to the grid on 9 March 2018, the unit became the second VVER-1200 reactor to start up, following the launch in 2016 of Novovoronezh unit 6.

Regulation & Safety 31 December 2020


Viewpoint: The nuclear science path to sustainable development

Viewpoint: The nuclear science path to sustainable development

Nuclear science and non-power nuclear applications have never been more important, writes Dr. Yuri Seleznev, rector of Rosatom Technical Academy (Rosatom Tech).

Perspectives 05 January 2021


Rosatom launches Russian additive manufacturing

Rosatom launches Russian additive manufacturing

Rusatom - Additive Technologies has opened its first Additive Technologies Centre as the only such facility in Russia using domestic equipment. Located at the site of the Moscow Polymetal Plant, the ATC will mainly test additive manufacturing technologies and demonstrate their capabilities for industrial enterprises.

Corporate 24 December 2020


Belarus unit starts pilot operation

Belarus unit starts pilot operation

Unit 1 of the first nuclear power plant to be built in Belarus started pilot operation yesterday, Russia's Rosatom has announced. Pilot operation is the final and longest check of a power unit before commissioning. The unit is be the first of the VVER-1200 design to be built outside Russia.

New Nuclear 23 December 2020


Hanhikivi-1 design documents submitted to Finnish customer

Hanhikivi-1 design documents submitted to Finnish customer

Fennovoima Oy has "provisionally accepted" the 'Basic Design Stage 1' documentation for the Hanhikivi-1 project in Finland from the nuclear reactor supplier, RAOS Project Oy, which is a subsidiary of Rusatom Energy International JSC, which is itself a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

New Nuclear 21 December 2020


Hydraulic tests performed on VVER-TOI reactor vessel

Hydraulic tests performed on VVER-TOI reactor vessel

The Volgodonsk branch of Russia's AEM Technology JSC has carried out hydraulic testing of the reactor vessel for the first unit of the Kursk II nuclear power plant, which will be the first to use the VVER-TOI (typical optimised, with enhanced information) reactor design.

New Nuclear 18 December 2020


TVEL loads new design of fuel into Paks unit 3

TVEL loads new design of fuel into Paks unit 3

TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russia's Rosatom, has loaded a batch of fresh fuel, including 18 fuel bundles of its new modification, into unit 3 of the Paks nuclear power plant in Hungary. The new fuel will be introduced at all four units operating at Paks, with the number of new-modification bundles in each refuelling to be increased gradually.

Uranium & Fuel 14 December 2020