Rosatom Newsletter

#155

December 2016
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Lead Story
To Benefit of Two Countries
It was not long ago that India connected its Kudankulam Unit 2 to the national power grid and immediately kicked off the second phase of the project to build two more units with Russian-designed power reactors. Swapnesh Kumar Malhotra of India's Department of Atomic Energy shares his view on the prospects of Indian-Russian nuclear cooperation in an interview given at the 11th Nuclear Energy, Environment and Safety international public forum.
In Brief
Russia to Train Finnish Staff
Fennovoima's staff training got underway. On 28–29 November 2016, Rosatom's training center CICET ran a pilot course on Hanhikivi-1 technologies for the employees of Finland's Fennovoima Oy.
Green Light for Akkuyu
Turkey will do its best to deliver the Akkuyu project, said Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu at a press conference after the meeting with his Russian colleague Sergei Lavrov on 1 December 2016.
Equipment for Kudankulam
AtomEnergoMash (AEM) has started to manufacture steam generators for Phase 2 of the India-based Kudankulam nuclear station.
Strategy
Swiss Voters Say No to Nuclear Phaseout
Swiss nuclear plants will remain online. An initiative of the Green Party to shut down the country's nuclear power plants after 45 years in operation and refrain from constructing new stations was rejected by a 54.2% majority vote.
In Focus
NEK paid off The debt for Belene
On 9 December, 2016, Natsionalna Elektricheska Kompania (NEK EAD) paid off the debt for Belene NPP project due to Atomstrojexport, JSC, (ASE) in full according to the award of the Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce in Geneva.
Cooperation
Armenian NPP Life to Be Extended for 10 Years
The joint steering committee held a meeting on service life extension of Armenian NPP Unit 2. The both parties confirmed at the meeting that the life extension project was running on schedule and the first phase of the feasibility study had been completed.