Rosatom Newsletter

#17

July 2013
all issues
Lead Story
Fission Started
The first power unit of the Kudankulam NPP, being constructed on Russian project, has been taken to minimum controllable power level. According to Indian Mass Media, the first unit started fission on July 13, late at night. Thus another step to the unit power start-up, which had been supposed to be started by the end of August, was made.
In Brief
Technology
Preparing a Breakthrough
Next Year Rosatom Begins to Build Infrastructure for the “Fuel of Future” Project.
Expansion
New Milestone
One of Rosatom’s sub-companies has joint the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA), the trade association for the UK’s civil nuclear industry.
Construction
Live Season at Construction Sites
Summer is usually a dead season for many activities, except Russian nuclear construction.
In Focus
The Unique
The Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (RIAR) has become the only institution in the world for industrial production of mixed-oxide fuel (MOX) for fast breeder reactors.