Rosatom signs MoU to develop nuclear infrastructure, including SMR in Myanmar

Nuclear Asia
Myanmar has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom for cooperation in the field of nuclear infrastructure assessment and enhancement, Rosatom has announced.

Reactor monitoring systems tested for India’s Kudankulam nuclear plant units 3, 4

Nuclear Asia
Key reactor monitoring systems for the under-construction units 3 and 4 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in India have been successfully tested, according to the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

Bangladesh receives fuel for its first nuclear power plant being built at Rooppur

Nuclear Asia
Bangladesh has received its first batch of nuclear fuel for the first nuclear power plant (NPP) being constructed in the country, according to the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

Over 500 experts from 70 countries attend Obninsk International Youth Nuclear Forum

Nuclear Asia
Over 500 experts, young scientists and specialists from more than 70 countries gathered at the Obninsk NEW International Youth Nuclear Forum that opened in Obninsk, Russia, on September 21, 2023.

IAEA’s newly reappointed Director General meets with Russian officials

Nuclear Asia
A customary meeting took place between the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) newly re-elected Director General (DG) Rafael Grossi and the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom DG Alexey Likhachev on the sidelines of the 67th session of the IAEA’s General Conference that was held between September 25-29 at the UN nuclear agency’s headquarters in Vienna.

Agreement to develop small nuclear plant to supply power to Sovinoye goldfields

Nuclear Asia
An agreement has been signed to develop a small nuclear power plant (SNPP) to provide environment-friendly and stable power to the Sovinoye gold deposit in the Chukotka region located on the north-eastern tip of Eurasia in the Russian Far East.

G20 highlight need for civilian nuclear energy, small modular reactors

Nuclear Asia
G20 leaders at their New Delhi summit meeting earlier this month reiterated their commitment to the use of civil nuclear energy as one of the ways to achieve the global climate goals and facilitating universal energy access for all.

Leningrad nuclear power plant to begin production of radioisotope Lutetium-177

Nuclear Asia
The Leningrad nuclear power plant (NPP), operated by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom subsidiary Rosenergoatom, has received permission from the country’s nuclear regulator Rostechnadzor to produce a new radioisotope – lutetium-177 – Rosatom announced earlier this week.

Agreements inked for container transit, logistics hub to ship via Northern Sea Route

Nuclera Asia
An agreement was signed earlier this week on the Northern Container Transit (NCT) project to set up the first regular container line to ship transit cargo between eastern and western Eurasia via the Northern Sea Route (NSR).

India’s first indigenously built 700 MW reactor becomes fully operational

Nuclear Asia
India’s first fully indigenously built 700 MW pressurised heavy water reactor (PHWR) – unit 3 at the Kakrapar Atomic Power Project (KAPP) in Gujarat state – has begun commercial operations.