Rosatom Newsletter

#76

February 2015
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Lead Story
The latest developments at ROSATOM’s NPP construction sites
We continue to inform our readers about developments at construction sites of Russian NPPs. Work never stops there. The latest news from construction sites are as follows.
In Brief
R&D of Rosatom’s mining arm at its best
ROSATOM’s mining arm summarized the results of implementation of the “Programme for Innovative Development of ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. until 2020”, during the period from 2011 to 2014.
RITM-200 vessel assembly has begun
Unique operation — assembly of parts of the reactor vessel of RITM-200 facility has begun at OJSC ZiO-Podolsk (which is a part of Atomenergomash, the machine-building department of Rosatom) for the new generation ice breaker LK-60Ya "Arktika".
Atom for the oil scene
Winter offshore loading of oil is being performed on Yamal peninsula around the Kamenny Cape for the first time. The deposit is called Novoportovskoe.
In Focus
Technologies of the East and the West combined at Bushehr NPP
In last issue we wrote that Bushehr NPP in Iran and Kudankulam NPPP in India were recognized as the best in the sphere of nuclear engineering following the results of 2014 according to the authoritative US magazine "Power Engineering". We decided to develop this topic. Andrey Reznichenko, the editor-in-chief of «RIA Nauka» shared with ROSATOMNEWSLETTER his article about how Bushehr NPP construction project was implemented. We provide some excerpts from this article.
Science
ITER has no competitors
Bernard Bigot, the future head of ITER Organization, made a two-day visit to Russia. He met Evgeny Velikhov, the president of Kurchatovsky Institute and Vladimir Kovalchuk, he director, and participated in a round table related to ITER project.