Rosatom Newsletter

#135

June 2016
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Lead Story
Next Generation Icebreaker Floated Out
The Arktika next generation icebreaking flagship is to be fitted out afloat and join the fleet next year. It will be the world's biggest and most powerful vessel in its class.
In Brief
Overseas Plans
Rosatom's portfolio of international contracts might reach 80 reactors around the globe by 2030, said the company's spokesman.
Slovakia Satisfied with TVEL Fuel
The quality of Russian fuel was highly appreciated by Slovak experts.
Kudankulam-2 Preparing for Start-U
The reactor of Kudankulam Unit 2 of in India will be started in June, said ASE CEO Valery Limarenko.
Nuclear Plan for Egypt
The nuclear construction plan for Egypt may be signed as early as this year, said Alexei Ulyukayev, Russia's Minister of Economic Development.
Technology
Russian Nuclear Stations: Information Model
Rosatom's ASE Engineering Group and IBM signed an agreement on the development of nuclear station information systems. The cooperation of ASE and IBM Europe started in 2014 at the annual ATOMEXPO conference, where the both parties signed a memorandum of understanding and strategic partnership.
In Focus
Court Rules Bulgaria to Pay Rosatom €620m
The International Court of Arbitration in Geneva sided with Rosatom's ASE in a dispute with Bulgaria's NEK EAD over the termination of the Belene NPP project. Bulgaria will have to pay for the services provided by Russia and the equipment ordered, as well as reimburse legal costs plus interest accrued, including fees of attorneys from Sidley Austin LLP.
Expansion
Rosatom's New Company in Charge of Automation
Rosatom is committed to bringing new products to the market, among them automated process control systems. The state-run nuclear corporation has recently founded Rusatom Automated Control Systems (RASU), a new player to consolidate Rosatom's industrial automation assets.