Rosatom Newsletter

#105

October 2015
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Lead Story
Atommash renaissance
Rosatom's engineering subsidiary Atommash manufactured a VVER reactor vessel for Belarusian NPP Unit 1. This has become a new milestone for the Russian nuclear industry as it was the first reactor vessel produced by Atommash for almost 30 years and the first made within Rosatom Group (before that, all Russian-designed reactor vessels had been manufactured by Izhorskiye Zavody in Saint Petersburg).
In Brief
In the run-up for construction
The first part of preparatory works for the construction of Hanhikivi-1 (to be built by Rosatom) is over.
Licenses for Akkuyu
A generation license for the Akkuyu nuclear station constructed by Russia may be issued by the end of 2015, said Zafer Alper, Head of Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK), in Moscow on Thursday.
Students visited nuclear facilities
Graduate and postgraduate students from South Africa – winners of the national contest on peaceful uses of nuclear power – and their academic advisers visited some of Russia's civil nuclear facilities, accompanied by the press.
Rosatom to retrofit Kozloduy
Kozloduy NPP and Rusatom Service signed a contract to retrofit the generator at Unit 5.
Medicine
Brachytherapy against cancer
The first brachytherapy treatment of prostate cancer with iodine-125 low-dose implant seeds was administered in Obninsk, Kaluga Region. The procedure is remarkable for radioactive seeds, which are entirely made in Russia from Russian materials and components.
Events
In a dialog with suppliers
Rosatom welcomed nuclear industry suppliers at ATOMEX 2015, the 7th international forum visited by more than 1,600 people. Three days of the Forum were devoted to the discussion of Rosatom's procurement opportunities offered to Russian and international suppliers.