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Floating nuclear power station launched

Akademik Lomonosov, which Rosatom describes as the world’s first floating nuclear power plant and the world’s northernmost nuclear power installation, set sail recently from Murmansk for its final destination of Pevek. Upon completing the 4700 km journey to Pevek, Akademik Lomonosov will become a central part of the Chukotka region’s power supply, replacing the Bilibino […]

Eskom reveals which countries will bid for nuclear deal

  Fin24 reports that Eskom says 27 companies have indicated their intention to provide a response to the power utility’s Request for Information (RFI) for the proposed 9,6 GW nuclear new build programme. This includes four major nuclear vendors from China (SNPTC), France (EDF), Russia (Rosatom) and South Korea (Kepco). Rosatom and EDF issued statements […]

First power from Rosatom’s VVER-1200 Generation III+ nuclear reactor

  Latest news is that Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear agency, has produced first power from its newest and most powerful nuclear reactor at the Novovoronezh nuclear power plant in Russia. At 03h35 (MSK) on 5 August 2016, Unit 6 at the Novovoronezh nuclear power plant was successfully connected to the national grid, and produced […]

Rosatom to launch world’s first floating nuclear power plant

  In 2019 the world’s first floating nuclear power plant “Akademik Lomonosov” will begin operation in the most northern part of Russia. But in reality it can be operated anywhere around the world. The floating nuclear power plant is a mobile power unit, providing energy generation where and when needed. “Akademik Lomonosov” producers above 70 […]

Fast neutron reactor comes online

  Rosatom has brought Unit 4 of its Beloyarsk nuclear plant in the Urals region of Russia to 50% capacity after connecting it to the grid in December 2015. The 880 MW, BN-800, fast neutron reactor will gradually be brought to full capacity after the completion of equipment and systems tests at the 50% power level. […]

Russia and South Africa set to cooperate in nuclear power

  Rosatom, the Russian state owned nuclear company, and the South African department of energy (DoE) have signed two memoranda of understanding (MoU) pertaining to nuclear cooperation. The first MoU deals with the training of personnel for the South African nuclear power industry and the second MoU is on enhancing of public awareness of nuclear energy in South […]