Rosatom Newsletter

#52

July 2014
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Lead Story
Reactors getting ready for start-up
This year ROSATOM plans to start the first criticality programs at two power units in Russia. We provide a digest of recent events on the nuclear construction sites. The start-up of Unit 3 at Rostov NPP is planned for the end of this year. Recently, the plant management and executives of the engineering company NIAEP-ASE (the principal construction contractor) discussed preparations for this stage. “The busy season in all senses is starting, and all issues should be addressed promptly at this stage of construction,” Rostov Plant Manager Andrey Salnikov noted. “The construction priorities today are due dates and quality,” he said.
In Brief
Rostov NPP
Turboatom manufactured the second shell of the turbine condenser for Rostov-4
Interview
It’s important to be curious
Kaluga Region hosted the International Forum of young power engineers and entrepreneurs “Boost-2014”. Lars Larsson, a Swedish scientist, Global Energy-2014 prize winner and world-known NPP safety expert, made a furor there. We managed to ask him some questions after his lecture.
Technology
The Rossita, the first voyage
Atomflot trialed a new multi-functional vessel, a lighter ship, which was built under the Intergovernmental Agreement of 2003 in Italy and intended to support the environmental rehabilitation in North-West Russia.