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Dhaka Monday,  Dec 5, 2022

Nuclear

The European Union yesterday, March 06, 2017 has cleared Hungary to build two nuclear power units with Generation III+ Russian VVER – 1200 reactors after Budapest made commitments to safeguard competition in the energy sector. The new plants will be financed mostly with a loan of US$ 10.6 billion from Russia and to be implemented by Russian State Nuclear Power Corporation – ROSATOM. The Hungarian deal for Russia to build... »
Russia’s State Nuclear Energy Corporation – ROSATOM’s sister concern Isotope has recently supplied Radionuclide curium-244 (Cm-244) to the Indian Physical Research Laboratory for their space program. Cm-244 is a pure alpha-emitter that enables to determine chemical composition of any rocks and soils. The Isotope will be used in the Alpha Proton X-ray Spectrometer (APXS) for analyzing the lunar surface under the Indian space program Chandrayaan-2. The launch of spacecraft is... »
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts recently concluded a five-day Site and External Events Design (SEED) mission to Belarus, which is constructing its first ever nuclear power plant with Russia’s assistance. The SEED team reviewed the design parameters of the nuclear power plant being constructed using Russian VVER technology against external hazards specific to the site at Ostrovets, northern Belarus.  It may be mentioned here that identical... »
TVEL (Fuel Company of the Russian Atomic Corporation ROSATOM) and Swedish company Vattenfall Nuclear Fuel AB   signed a contract recently for  supply of TVS-K fuel for the Ringhals NPP in Sweden. The contract includes the delivery of the commercial reloads of nuclear fuel assemblies starting from the year 2021. This contract epitomizes TVEL’s consistent efforts to enter global market as certified supplier of nuclear fuel not only to Russia-designed NPPs,... »

Ninh Thuận Nuclear Station Project

Rosatom Respects Vietnam’s Decision

Rosatom made an official statement on Vietnam’s decision to quit the Ninh Thuận nuclear station project. “Current macroeconomic conditions forced the Government of Vietnam to discontinue the Ninh Thuận construction project involving Russia and Japan. We respect our customer’s position, and we are ready to provide full support to Vietnam when the country resumes its national nuclear program. Russia and Vietnam have a long track record of effective cooperation in... »
People in Switzerland voting in a referendum have rejected a proposal to introduce a strict timetable for phasing out nuclear power. A projection for SRF public television showed the initiative failing by 55% to 45%. A majority of cantons (Swiss states) voted against the initiative. The plan, backed by the Green Party, would have meant closing three of Switzerland’s five nuclear plants next year, with the last shutting in 2029.... »
Swiss voters have been casting their ballots to decide whether or not to speed up the process of phasing out the country’s nuclear power plants. If voters choose “yes” in the referendum, it would force three of the country’s five reactors to close next year, and the remaining two by 2029. The five plants currently generate 40% of Switzerland’s electricity. Polls suggest a tight race on the issue, which is... »
India is about to be adjoined with the Ruppur Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) project. A trilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) among Bangladesh, Russia, and India might get inked within this month, claimed sources. Once it’s finalized, India will start assisting Bangladesh and Russia to build and operate the Ruppur NPP. A Bangladeshi delegation will visit Russia in 19th November to finalize the MoU. Science and Technology Minister Yafes Osman said... »
AtomEnergoMash (AEM) manufactured and shipped a reactor vessel for Unit 2 of the Belarusian nuclear station. A nuclear island is a complex hi-tech product, and its production requires unique competencies possessed by just a few countries in the world. AtomEnergoMash (AEM) is the only Russian company manufacturing the full set of systems and components for the nuclear island, including reactors, steam generators, main circulation pumps, etc., and integrating the entire... »
Russia said on Wednesday it was suspending its nuclear and energy research agreement with the United States as a countermeasure against Washington for imposing sanctions on Russia over Ukraine. The government also said it was terminating for the same reasons an agreement between its nuclear corporation Rosatom and the U.S. Department of Energy on feasibility studies into conversion of Russian research reactors to low enriched uranium. On Monday, President Vladimir... »