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Uranium mining goes digital in Russia

Uranium mining goes digital in Russia

'Digital' mining has started at the Khokhlovskoye uranium deposit in Russia, Rosatom subsidiaries announced. Operators have full information on the process and its environmental effects, as well as simulation of their options.

Uranium & Fuel 22 September 2021


Trial of advanced fuel begins at Rostov

Trial of advanced fuel begins at Rostov

Advanced fuel assemblies have begun an operational trial at Russia's Rostov nuclear power plant. Fuel manufacturer TVEL said if successful they would provide a higher level of performance and safety. "Fuel irradiation in a commercial reactor is an important step for the further commercialisation of this product," said Natalia Nikipelova, president of TVEL, adding: "It is symbolic that this milestone is achieved when TVEL celebrates its 25th anniversary."

Uranium & Fuel 21 September 2021


Kursk II-1 reactor vessel delivered

Kursk II-1 reactor vessel delivered

The reactor pressure vessel for the first new reactor under construction at Russia's Kursk II nuclear power plant has been delivered to site. Made from nickel-free steel it can give the plant service life of up to 100 years, Rosatom said.

New Nuclear 20 September 2021


Successful test of recycled fuel

Successful test of recycled fuel

Recycled REMIX nuclear fuel has passed a five-year operational test in Russia and is ready for pilot operation, Rosatom fuel subsidiary TVEL has said. REMIX is designed to reduce uranium consumption and close the fuel cycle using mainstream light-water reactors.

Waste & Recycling 17 September 2021


MBIR project enters installation phase

MBIR project enters installation phase

Russia's MBIR multipurpose sodium-cooled fast neutron research reactor is now in the installation phase, Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachov announced yesterday. Likhachov's announcement was made during a working trip to the city of Dimitrovgrad in the Ulyanovsk region to monitor the construction of the reactor, which began at the site of the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors in September 2015.

New Nuclear 09 September 2021


Akkuyu 3's pressure vessel takes shape

Akkuyu 3's pressure vessel takes shape

Atomenergomash is in the process of manufacturing the reactor pressure vessel for Turkey's new Akkuyu 3 reactor. Improvements to hand-held cutting tools have cut the time of some jobs by 75%, it said.

New Nuclear 08 September 2021


Robots to guard for fire at Kalinin plant

Robots to guard for fire at Kalinin plant

A firefighting system using artificial intelligence has been tested at Russia's Kalinin nuclear power plant and will be installed in the turbine hall as a pilot project. The head of Rosenergoatom's fire service, Valery Kharevsky, said it is designed for preventative monitoring, automatic fire detection and fire extinguishing without direct involvement of staff.

Regulation & Safety 07 September 2021


SMRs to power Arctic development

SMRs to power Arctic development

Four small modular reactors will power the huge Baimskaya copper and gold mining development in the Russian Arctic, according to an agreement signed by Rosatom subsidiary Atomflot. The company's director general, Mustafa Kashka, said the deal was significant for the whole global market for small reactors.

New Nuclear 03 September 2021


Atommash in 'rhythm' as it ships steam generators to Turkey

Atommash in 'rhythm' as it ships steam generators to Turkey

Steam generators for the second reactor of Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear power plant have been dispatched from the Atommash plant in the Volgodonsk area of Russia. Production of heavy components for nuclear plants has reached a stable 'production rhythm', the head of the plant's owner, AEM Technologies, said.

Corporate 02 September 2021


Scanner saves time for Atommash

Scanner saves time for Atommash

A new 3-D scanning device that has been tested in Russia will cut down the time taken to verify that heavy steel components are shaped exactly according to design. It "makes it possible ... to take a large step towards Industry 4.0 measurement at our plant," said Andrey Kuntysh of Atommash's Petrozavodskmash factory.

Corporate 27 August 2021