Rosatom Newsletter

#109

November 2015
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Lead Story
Rosatom to build NPP in Egypt
Russia and Egypt signed an intergovernmental agreement on nuclear power plant construction. On November 19, in Cairo, the Minister of Electricity and Energy of Arab Republic of Egypt Mohamed Shaker and the Director General of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation Sergey Kirienko in the name of the governments of the two countries and in the presence of the President of Arab Republic of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi have signed an agreement for the collaboration in the construction and operation of a nuclear power plant equipped with four NPP units.
In Brief
Research reactors for Latin America
Rosatom presented Russian nuclear technologies at the Nuclear Power Week in Brazil.
Meeting in Iran
Nikolai Spassky, Deputy CEO for International Relations at Rosatom, and Alexei Ferapontov, Deputy Director of the national regulator Rostekhnadzor, visited the Islamic Republic of Iran.
ATOMEX Europe 2015
ATOMEX Europe 2015, a European forum of nuclear industry suppliers, will take place in Budapest (Hungary) from 30 November till 1 December 2015.
Technology
BN-800 ready to generate power
Rosatom has made another step towards the Generation IV reactor. The world's first 880 MW fast breeder reactor is about to generate electricity as the Russian regulator Rostekhnadzor have issued a relevant permit and final tests have been kicked off. The new reactor unit of Beloyarsk NPP will be brought online in December.
Events
Russian-Norwegian cooperation up and running
Experts from Russian and Norway discussed results of the joint safety improvement program for the Kola NPP (Murmansk Region) and future projects.
In Focus
Safety discussed at AtomEco
Moscow hosted the 8th International Conference AtomEco 2015, a representative forum that brought together over 600 attendees from 16 countries and 32 Russian and foreign companies. Russia's nuclear and radiation safety programs were the main topic on the conference agenda.