Rosatom Newsletter

#167

April 2017
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Lead Story
Rosatom in the Arctic
The rich and yet untapped potential of the Arctic region helps Rosatom develop its non-nuclear businesses. Rosatom Group companies are active in every sector of the Arctic economy, from mining to logistics and research, laying the groundwork for effective development of the Arctic. In an interview to TASS news agency, Rosatom CEO Alexei Likhachov speaks about Rosatom’s plans for mining operations on Novaya Zemlya, icebreakers of the future and energy security of the Arctic region.
In Brief
Kudankulam Unit 2 Begins Warranty Operation
Unit 2 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant built with Russia’s involvement has been handed over to India to be operated under Russia's warranty. During the warranty operation period, the reactor unit will be tested for reliable performance under standard working conditions.
Erection of Paks II Auxiliary Facilities to Start in Fall
Erection of auxiliary facilities on the construction site for two new Paks units to be built by Russia in Hungary will begin in the autumn of 2017, Rosatom CEO Alexei Likhachov said.
Technology
Rosatom's New Businesses: Composite Materials
Rosatom Newsletter continues a series of reports on new businesses of the Russian nuclear corporation. This article deals with the production of high-strength, high-modulus carbon fibers and carbon-based fabrics.
Construction
Reactor Vessel Put in Place at Belarus Nuclear Plant
The construction at the Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant passed a new milestone as the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) was placed in position at Unit 1.