Nuclear container ship Sevmorput sails on domestic voyage to Russian Far East

Nuclear Asia
The nuclear container ship Sevmorput left on its first subsidized domestic voyage this year during the fourth week of June from St.

Rosatom creates joint venture to build floating nuclear power units for foreign markets

Nuclear Asia
An agreement has been reached earlier this month between the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom and the TSS Group to establish a joint venture, on an equal shareholding basis, for construction of a series of floating power units (FPUs) for foreign markets, according to a Rosatom statement.

50 Let Pobedy nuclear icebreaker completes scheduled navigation; new challenges in NSR

Nuclear Asia
The 50 Let Pobedy nuclear icebreaker, operated by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom’s subsidiary Atomflot, arrived at its home port of Murmansk earlier this month after having escorted 125 vessels in the Arctic waters since November 1922 and logging 28,500 nautical miles in the process, according to an announcement by Rosatom.

India’s National Quantum Mission to scale up R & D in quantum technology

Nuclear Asia
The Indian government has recently approved the National Quantum Mission to scale-up scientific and industrial research and development (R&D) for quantum technologies.

Kuzminskaya Wind Farm begins supplying electricity to Russian grid

Nuclear Asia
Recording yet another milestone in the diversification of its clean energy business, the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom announced last week that its Kuzminskaya Wind Farm, located in the Stavropol Krai region of the country, has begun supplying electricity to Russia’s power grid.

India’s biggest thermal power generator to develop 4200 MW of nuclear jointly with NPCIL

Nuclear Asia
India’s state-run thermal power giant NTPC has signed a supplementary joint venture agreement with the government-owned Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) for the development of nuclear power projects in the country.

Nuclear icebreaker Sibir completes flood control work on Yenisei River

Nuclear Asia
The nuclear icebreaker Sibir, operated by Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom’s subsidiary Atomflot, has completed flood control work on the Yenisei River, according to a Rosatom statement earlier this month.

Wind energy may add to coolant power sources in nuclear plants: Indian Institute of Technology

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Realising the significance of cooling power sources in nuclear power plants safety based on the history of nuclear disasters, an international team led by researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jodhpur have proposed offshore wind farms as seismically resilient alternate power sources.

Japan enacts law to extend operating period of nuclear plants beyond 60-year limit

Nuclear Asia
In a move to cut carbon emissions and ensure stable electricity supplies, Japan’s parliament has enacted legislation to allow nuclear reactors in the country to continue operating beyond the current limit of 60 years.