Rosatom Newsletter

#73

February 2015
all issues
Lead Story
Russia helps Egypt to explore opportunities of NPP construction
On 10 February 2015, during the official meeting of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin with the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Abdel Fattah El Sisi, parties positively discussed joint accomplishment of the new nuclear power plant construction project.
In Brief
ITER: tests proceed
The next cycle of verification measurements of Nb3Sn strands manufactured at Chepetsk mechanical plant has begun in VNIINM (which is a part of Rosatom fuel division) to create the magnetic system of the International thermonuclear experimental reactor (ITER).
Russia – Vietnam memorandum
Vietnam Ministry of Science and Technology and Rosatom signed the Memorandum of mutual understanding in cooperation within the information support of joint projects in the field of nuclear power industry for 2015–2020.
Cooperation with General Electric
«Energomashspetsstal» (a part of machine-building division of Rosatom — "Atomenergomash") continues to deliver rotor shaft of wind-driven power plants for the US company General Electric.
Technology
To withstand catastrophic events
ROSATOM has presented the Asian audience its latest licensed NPP design with a reactor of 1200 MW capacity known as the AES-2006 or VVER-1200. It meets all modern international safety requirements for Generation 3+ nuclear power plants.
Events
To increase public acceptance of nuclear
In conjunction with the 6th Nuclear Power Asia Conference, ROSATOM organized a pre-conference workshop titled “Improving Public Acceptance: Best Practices”. The workshop, which was held in Kuala Lumpur, saw more than 60 delegates from the nuclear power industry in attendance.
Science
Innovations for the nuclear industry
Rosatom ended the last year with good results and entered the new year with extensive plans. Their implementation depends in many respects on innovative decisions that the scientific unit will offer. Directors of scientific organizations of the state corporation have summed up the results of work in 2014 and described their plans for 2015.