Rosatom Newsletter

#98

August 2015
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Lead Story
Fueling success
The Siberian Chemical Plant (SCP), a subsidiary of Rosatom's TVEL Fuel Company, has tested another batch of pilot nitride fuel assemblies to be used in sodium or lead-cooled reactors. The first commercial MOX fuel assembly for BN reactors has been manufactured at the Mining and Chemical Plant.
In Brief
Impressive quality
The Urals Electrochemical Plant (Novouralsk, Sverdlovsk Region), a TVEL Group company, was visited by a delegation from Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp. (ENEC).
Steam generator shipped to the site
ZiO-Podolsk (a subsidiary of Atomenergomash, Rosatom's nuclear engineering division) shipped the second out of four PGV-1000M generators to the Tianwan NPP.
Human resources for Egypt
The Tomsk Polytechnic University (one of Rosatom's core universities) and the Egyptian Russian University signed a cooperation agreement on Monday to provide for joint staff training for the Egyptian nuclear industry, said TPU Rector Pyotr Chubik.
In Focus
Business out of politics
Despite political tensions, Russian and Ukraine continue their nuclear cooperation. In early August, a new portion of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) was shipped from the South Ukraine NPP to the storage site at the Mining and Chemical Plant (Zheleznogorsk, Krasnoyarsk Krai).
Technology
Deep waters calling
Construction of a new generation icebreaker goes full tilt. The largest and the heaviest nuclear powered ship in the world will be put afloat next May. Rosatom manufactures components for the propulsion unit while the Baltic Plant in Saint Petersburg builds the hull.