Rosatom hosting “Breakthrough Technologies for a Sustainable Future” event at EXPO in Dubai

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At the ongoing EXPO 2020 in Dubai, UAE, the Russian atomic energy corporation Rosatom is hosting a week-long programme titled “Breakthrough Technologies for a Sustainable Future” from January 17-24, 2022.

Manufacture of reactor, steam generators for India’s Kudankulam NPP starts in Russia

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The manufacture of the nuclear reactor and steam generators for the sixth unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in India has started in Volgodonsk, Russia, at the facility of Atommash, a subsidiary of the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom, according to an official statement.

Largest container terminals in Azov-Black Sea region switch fully to wind energy

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In a landmark development on the New Year for Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom’s renewable energy business, its wind power division, NovaWind, began supplying wind-generated electricity to DeloPorts from January 1, 2022, with the latter switching its KSK and NUTEP container terminals to electricity generated fully at wind farms.

Fuel loading starts in unit 2 of first nuclear power plant in Belarus

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Fuel loading has started in unit 2 of the first nuclear power plant (NPP) in Belarus, according to an official statement.

Concreting completed of inner containment of unit 2 in Bangladesh’s first nuclear plant

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Concreting of the fifth tier of the inner containment of the reactor building at unit 2 of Bangladesh’s first nuclear power plant (NPP) at Rooppur has been completed, according to a statement by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

TVEL launches facility to make TVS-K fuel for pressurised water reactors

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Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom’s fuel arm, TVEL Fuel Company (TVEL), has launched the new fabrication facility for manufacturing the TVS-Kvadrat (TVS-K) nuclear fuel for pressurised water reactors (PWRs) at the Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant located in Siberia.

Russia commissions new nuclear-powered icebreaker ‘Sibir’

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Russia has commissioned a new nuclear-powered icebreaker named Sibir, the first in a series of such icebreakers being constructed under its “Project 22220”, which will help keep the Northern Sea Route open for year-round shipping through the Arctic, Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom has announced.

World’s first high temperature gas-cooled reactor connected to grid in China

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The world’s first land-based small modular reactor (SMR) has been connected to the grid in China earlier this month, the state-run China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has announced.

Construction begins of unit 6 in India’s Kudankulam nuclear power plant

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The construction of unit 6 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, being built with the assistance of the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom, was officially launched earlier this week with the first concreting in the foundation slab of the reactor building, Rosatom has announced.

MBIR fast neutron research reactor International Advisory Board to be formed in 2022

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The International Advisory Board to determine the research program for the world’s most powerful multi-purpose fast neutron research reactor (MBIR), under construction in Russia, is planned to be established in 2022, according to the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.