Rosatom Newsletter

#112

December 2015
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Lead Story
BN-800 brought online
Last week the global nuclear community celebrated a remarkable event. The BN-800 fast reactor at Beloyarsk NPP Unit 4 was connected to the national grid and supplied its first electric power. To bring the unit online, BN-800 core first reached 25% of its rated thermal power, and the turbine accelerated to the speed of 3,000 rpm. The generator was then synchronized with the electricity grid; the reactor core thermal power was raised to 35% of its rated level. Upon connection, the electric output to the grid was maintained at the lowest possible level of 235 MWe.
In Brief
India: the present and the future
Rosatom Deputy CEO Nikolai Spassky paid another visit to India and held talks with the head of the Government of India Department of Atomic Energy and chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.
422 tons of equipment for Belarusian NPP
Rosatom's mechanical engineering subsidiary ZiO-Podolsk has manufactured a set of equipment for the AES-2006 design based nuclear station in Belarus.
MEPhI reaffirms its scholarly status
For the second year in a row, the National Nuclear Research University (MEPhI), one of Rosatom's 'core' universities, is the most cited scientific institution in Russia, according to Thomson Reuters.
Atomenergoprom's rating up
Moody’s changed its outlook on Atomenergoprom's rating to stable.
Technology
Small hydro for Kazakhstan
Rosatom hold talks on the shipment of small hydroelectric plants to Kazakhstan
Events
Bangladesh impressed by Rosatom
Bangladeshi representatives made sure of the reliability and safety of Russian nuclear technologies on a technical tour to Rosatom's facilities.
Expansion
Paks welcomes suppliers
New construction at Hungary's Paks NPP was a centerpiece of discussions at Atomex Europe, a forum organized by Rusatom International Network in Budapest.