Rosatom Newsletter

#64

November 2014
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Lead Story
ROSATOM to Build Eight New Reactors in Iran
ROSATOM, one of the world’s biggest nuclear energy companies, announced further details of yesterday's agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran to scale-up the country’s civilian nuclear program, which has been constrained for decades by war and international political pressure.
In Brief
Atomex Asia is to be held in Vietnam
From November 19th to 20th 2014, Nuclear Industry Suppliers Forum Atomex Asia 2014 will be held at Nikko Saigon Hotel in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
OSART mission started at Kola NPP
The operational safety check – OSART mission – has started at Kola NPP. The mission is carried out by an IAEA team, which includes 12 experts from Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Iran, Slovakia, South Africa, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
Steam generator sent to Tianwan NPP Phase II
The machine engineering works ZiO-Podolsk manufactured and sent to Tianwan NPP Phase II the second out of four steam generators PGV-1000M.
Bolivia wants to cooperate with Russia in energy generation
Bolivia relies on development of the energy cooperation with Russia to ensure energy security of the country, Ambassador Maria-Luise Ramos Urzagaste told journalists in Moscow.
Construction
First criticality program started at Rostov NPP Unit 3
The first fuel assemblies were successfully loaded into the reactor on November 14. President of the united engineering company NIAEP-ASE (the principal construction contractor) Valery Limarenko noted that it was the beginning of the fuel loading that made the reactor the actual reactor installation.
In Focus
The brake on construction
Initially, it was planned to start up Unit 1 at Novovoronezh NPP Phase II this year. However, it was decided to shift it to 2015, while the Rostov-3 was commissioned ahead of schedule.
Interview
Russia goes without delay
One of the central topics of the international fusion conference, which was held in Saint-Petersburg early October, was the project on construction of the ITER reactor. Head of the Russian Domestic Agency ITER Anatoly Krasilnikov told how the Russian companies fulfill their obligations under this project.