Main Media Centre,
April 15–16, 2019
Nuclear for better life
The call for applications has now closed for the ATOMEXPO AWARDS. This international professional award is presented to companies/organizations for their contribution to the development and use of nuclear energy for the benefit of humankind. The competition is held as part of the 11th ATOMEXPO International Forum.
ASE (ROSATOM Engineering Division) and CNNC enterprises signed a General contract for units 7 and 8 of Tianwan NPP, as well as a contract for a technical project for units 3 and 4 of Xudabao NPP. The preparation of these documents was carried out in accordance with the strategic package of agreements signed during the visit of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to the People's Republic of China.
ROSATOM and the Ministry of Infrastructure of the Republic of Rwanda signed in Kigali two memoranda of cooperation: on education and personnel training in the field of nuclear energy in Rwanda and on the formation of the positive public opinion on nuclear energy in the country.
The Second Atomexpo Awards ceremony will take place during the 11th International Forum ATOMEXPO 2019. Atomexpo Awards is an international professional accolade celebrating outstanding achievements in the nuclear industry and the use of nuclear energy for the benefit of humankind. Awards will be presented in five categories. Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2019.
Within a decade, the forum has transformed itself from a Russian nuclear industry event with occasional participation of foreign partners into a global nuclear industry discussion platform. For the first time in the history of the forum, the ATOMEXPO business programme has been compiled by the International Programme Committee.
ROSATOM has launched the sector-wide Advance Training Program for managers of nuclear facility construction projects in the Russian Federation and abroad. It will allow building up new competences, implement best world practices of construction project management on sites and train necessary candidates pool for implementation of the world’s largest portfolio of NPP construction projects.
In 2018, FSUE Atomflot’s nuclear icebreakers steered 331 ships of a total gross capacity 12.7 mln tons. As compared to 2017, the capacity of steered ships increased by 5 mln tons. With that, the number of steering operations decreased (last year it was 493 ships) due to completion of the active phase of construction in the port of Sabetta and reduction of flow of vessels carrying cargoes for construction.
TVEL Fuel company of ROSATOM and the Department of Atomic Energy of the Government of India signed the contract for supplies of uranium fuel pellets for the units of Tarapur NPP powered by BWR reactors.
On January 17, 2019, during the visit of the Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin to the Republic of Serbia, a package of agreements was signed in Belgrade. It creates a legal foundation for the practical implementation of joint projects in the field of nuclear energy use for peaceful purposes: an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the field of nuclear energy use based on proven and innovative technologies.
In 2018, Russian nuclear power plants (branches of Rosenergoatom) set a new electricity production record which is 204.275 bln kilowatt-hours, accrued cumulative output and exceeded achievement of 2017 (202.868 bln kWh) by more than 1.4 bln kWh.