Russia, Ukraine continuing nuclear talks

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

RBC, 27.08.2008, Moscow 09:59:36.A meeting of the Russian-Ukrainian sub-commission on atomic energy and nuclear materials, which started on Tuesday, will continue today. It is expected that, among other things, the commission will discuss the signing of a long-term contract for the supplies of Russia's nuclear fuel for Ukrainian nuclear power plants after 2010. The Russian corporation TVEL is proposing to ink an agreement until 2025, but Ukraine has not yet decided on a term for which it would like to order the fuel. Ukraine's proposed participation in the international uranium enrichment center in Angarsk in southeastern Siberia could also be brought up.

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The start of construction at Novovoronezh phase II

Thursday, August 14, 2008

THE START OF CONSTRUCTION AT NOVOVORONEZH PHASE II, in Russia, was officially launched with the first pouring of concrete for the basemat of the Unit I reactor building during a June 24 ceremony held at the site. This is the first unit in the new wave of nuclear construction in Russia. The Novovoronezh II plant will eventually house four 1200-MW--class pressurized water reactors. In June 2007, Atomenergoproekt signed a contract to construct the first two units, which are to start up in 2012 and 2013, at a cost of about $5.6 billion.

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Hungarian nuclear plant supplier Ganz Energetika acquired by Russia's Atomenergoprom

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

In line with prior agreements, Russian nuclear energy company OAO Atomenergoprom has acquired a controlling interest in Hungary's Ganz Energetika, a manufacturer of fuel-loading equipment and cooling pumps for nuclear power plants, Bloomberg reported.

Once the deal is concluded, Atomenergoprom will hold a 51% stake in Ganz; the value of the transaction was not disclosed. The deal is expected to boost Ganz sales to Russia to nearly EUR 20 million in a year from now, approximately twice the current level.

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Italians to build transport vessel for spent nuclear fuel

Saturday, August 2, 2008

The Russian state company on nuclear energy Rosatom this week signed an agreement with the Italian Ministry of Economic Development over the construction of a vessel for transports of spent nuclear fuel from bases on the Kola Peninsula.

According to Rosatom, the vessel will be financed as a whole by the Italian side. The ship, which is to be built by the company Fincantieri is expected to cost 71,5 million EUR.

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Putin takes look at technology of nuclear fuel production for nuclear power plants

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

ELEKTROSTAL, July 29 (Itar-Tass) -- Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has taken a look at technology of nuclear fuel production for nuclear power plants during his visit to the machine-building plant Elemash on Tuesday.

He was shown the whole technological chain – from production of “nuclear tablets” to heat clusters.

The plant’s director general Oleg Kryukov said “this is wholly our production - design, software and drawings; we buy parts abroad”.

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Russian Company Retains Contract to Supply Nuclear Fuel to Slovakia

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Bratislava, 16 July: Russian open joint-stock company TVEL has maintained its position in Slovakia, having won the tender for the supply of nuclear fuel for five power-generating units of the local Mochovce and Bohunice nuclear power plants until 2015, management company Slovenskie Elektrarne has reported.

These plants were built to Russian design and equipped with VVER-440 reactors.

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"Kola NPP among the best in Russia"

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The Kola Nuclear Power plant has for a long time been among the best three power plants in Russia, head engineer of the plant says. The plant will now become a part of the new giant federal company Atomenergoprom.

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Russia plans nuclear project for Kaliningrad

Monday, April 21, 2008

MOSCOW. (RIA Novosti commentator Tatyana Sinitsyna) - Russian plans to build a nuclear power plant in the Kaliningrad Region have provoked protests from Europeans concerned about environmental and radiological safety.

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Putin Beats Soviet Sword Into Atomic Weapon for Generator Sales

Saturday, March 15, 2008

March 14 (Bloomberg) -- For decades, Russian civilian nuclear scientist Vladimir Asmolov lived in the shadow of the bomb makers. They were the elite, their names and work secret, building the arsenal behind a superpower.

While the Soviet Union lost the Cold War, the Russians are back as a nuclear force. Asmolov, deputy head of nuclear-plant operator Rosenergoatom in Moscow, is tapping yesterday's military brains to develop a new generation of atomic plants. Russia's reactor industry aims to compete with Westinghouse Electric Co., General Electric Co. and Areva SA.

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Bulgaria prefers nuclear to wind, solar power-EconMin

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

SOFIA, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Bulgaria should push ahead with plans to build a new nuclear power plant rather than opt for wind and solar power to solve its energy problems, the economy and energy minister said on Wednesday.

Petar Dimitrov told a conference estimates showed that his Balkan country's wind power potential was equal to the capacity of 2,000 megawatts of its Kozloduy nuclear power plant, which supplies about 33 percent of Bulgaria's power.

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