Rosatom Newsletter

#136

June 2016
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Lead Story
Latest News from Russian Nuclear Sites
The large-scale construction at Kursk-2 has just kicked off; Rostov NPP Unit 4 is preparing for the startup next year, and Novovoronezh Unit 6 is about to begin generating electricity. Learn more on these and other news from Russian nuclear construction sites in our regular report.
In Brief
Staff Training Agreement
Rosatom and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD NEA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in staff training.
No Barriers for Paks
Péter Szijjártó, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said he saw no barriers for the European Union to endorse the Paks NPP expansion project.
Spent Fuel from Hanhikivi
The Finnish companies Fennovoima and Posiva signed an agreement for the storage of spent nuclear fuel from the Russian-Finnish nuclear station Hanhikivi-1.
Visitors from Bangladesh
A delegation from Bangladesh visited the construction site of the new units at Leningrad NPP.
In Focus
Russia and China: Nuclear Cooperation
Rosatom's engineering company ASE plans to load fuel into Tianwan Unit 3 in August 2017. According to the company, a full-scale control room simulator for Units 3 and 4 was commissioned in June to train Chinese operators.
Construction
Equipment for Belarus
Rosatom's engineering companies are manufacturing equipment for the nuclear station in Belarus. Atommash has finished welding the reactor for the second unit, while the Central Design Bureau of Machine Building has successfully tested the main circulation circuit for Unit 1.
Expansion
Rosatom Anchored in India
India's Kudankulam Unit 2 constructed with Russia's involvement finally went critical. Meanwhile, the second phase of the nuclear station construction project is now in full swing, with the third phase awaiting approval.