Rosatom Newsletter

#78

March 2015
all issues
Lead Story
Belarusian nuclear power plant – Rosatom Exemplary Project
Construction of a nuclear power plant by Rosatom in Belarus is progressing ahead of schedule. Investment in the Belarusian nuclear power plant construction in 2014 has exceeded the target level by 5% and reached $494.5 million. This year, despite the world economic recession, there would not be no reduction in financing. The scope of construction and erection works for the Belarusian nuclear power plant will be increased by 1.6 times.
In Brief
Sanctions to Produce Unfavourable Outcomes
If US sanctions extend to include the Russian nuclear industry, one of the biggest losers could well be the US nuclear industry itself.
Russian Mo-99 to be Supplied to Brazil
Isotope (the Russian supplier of isotope products and equipment) has entered into contract with National Nuclear Energy Commission of Brazil (CNEN) on supplies of the Russian Mo-99.
New Customer
Energomashspetsstal (EMSS is a part of engineering division of Rosatom – Atomenergomash) has signed a deal German company Stahlhandel Groeditz GmbH (Germany), which specializes in steel production and sale.
Supervisory Authorities of Russia and Finland Facilitate to Cooperation
The Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service of Russia (Rostechnadzor) and Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) will establish a workshop for AES-2006 projects (one of its modifications developed by SPbAEP is to be used for construction of Hanhikivi 1).
Expansion
Rosatom Signed Bushehr and Tianwan Service Contracts
Rosenergoatom Concern has signed service contracts on maintenance of Bushehr NPP in Iran and Tianwan NPP in China.
Technology
TVEL to Supply Secondary Neutron Sources to Temelin
TVEL has produced the secondary neutron sources (SNS) for Temelin (Czech Republic). In previous years, the nuclear fuel and secondary neutron sources were supplied to Czech Republic by Westinghouse, however in 2006 there was a tender and it was awarded to Rosatom. Last year, a contract for the supply of secondary neutron sources was concluded. The technology has been designed by our specialists from scratch.