Rosatom Newsletter

#49

July 2014
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Lead Story
A fuel of contention
The Fuel Company of ROSATOM TVEL may file a claim to protect its business reputation against the US’ Westinghouse Electric Co. The conflict was triggered by a judgment on the Russian nuclear fuel quality voiced by the company’s Vice President Michael Kirst. The Ukrainian periodical Delo published an interview with the top executive, which says that TVEL’s fuel caused damages to that of Westinghouse during their combined operation in South Ukrainian NPP in 2012.
In Brief
Audit
NIKIMT passed an audit of its quality management system
Events
Substantial Delegation at ROSATOM sites
Permanent representatives of foreign countries to international organizations in Vienna paid a visit to Murmansk Region and ROSATOM’s sites beyond the Arctic Circle.
Technology
The reactor comes to life
The first criticality program has started at Beloyarsk-4 BN-800 fast neutron reactor.
Expansion
Cooperate
ROSATOM and Kazatomprom to cooperate in alternative energy generation
Expansion
To meet European quality standards
The products for shipbuilding produced by ROSATOM’s machine engineering works Energomashspetsstal (EMSS, Ukraine) meet European quality standards.