Rosatom Newsletter

#118

February 2016
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Lead Story
Rosatom technologies against Zika fever
The Olympic Games in Brazil are under threat as the Zika virus, a dangerous mosquito-borne disease, is spreading across the globe. The IAEA suggests sterilizing the insects to fight the epidemic. Rosatom's Research Institute of Applied Physics and Automation (NIITFA) is ready to provide Brazil with necessary equipment.
In Brief
Prototype reactor tested
The BN-800 reactor at Beloyarsk NPP Unit 4 was successfully tested at 50% of its nominal capacity during a 72-hour cycle provided in the reactor startup program.
Armenian NPP ready for life extension
Rusatom Service completed the inspection of Armenian NPP Unit 2 as part of the life extension project.
Contracts to be made soonest
Egypt calls Russia to sign contracts on the construction of a nuclear station in El Dabaa within the shortest time, according to Sergei Kirpichenko, Russia's ambassador in Cairo.
Technology
Reactor design for Finnish NPP
OKB Gidropress (part of Rosatom's nuclear engineering division) signed a contract to develop a VVER-1200 reactor design for Hanhikivi-1 in Finland.
Events
NPP welcomes guests
The Leningrad nuclear power plant welcomes foreign guests for an international seminar in the run-up for the OSART mission. The new reactor construction site hosts students of the International Winter School on Nuclear Power.
In Focus
Atoms for peace
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov became the second ever Russian national to win the Atoms for Peace award.