Main Media Centre,
April 26–27, 2021
In 2019, the Russian nuclear power plants (affiliate companies of the Rosenergoatom Joint-Stock Company) set a new electric power output record – over 208.784 billion kilowatt-hours, which means they have grown their joint production and exceeded their previous record of 2018 (204.275 billion kWh) by over 4.5 billion kWh.
The first Russian-made nuclear fuel assemblies with experimental accident-tolerant fuel rods (ATF) for commercial reactor have been manufactured and passed acceptance inspection at Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant, a fabrication facility of ROSATOM’s TVEL Fuel Company.
On December 10, 2019, a delegation of the Ministry of Scientific Research and Technological Innovation of the Republic of the Congo headed by Minister M. P. E. Cussu-Mawungu arrived to Moscow by an invitation of Director General of ROSATOM Alexey Likhachev.
TVEL JSC and Kozloduy NPP have signed contractual documents for supplies of Russian nuclear fuel to the Bulgarian nuclear power plant for the period up to and including 2025.
An agreement between IAEA and Rosatom Technical Academy (Rosatom Tech), officially designating Rosatom Tech as a Collaborating Center in the field of knowledge management and Human Resource Development for Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Security was signed during the 63rd Annual Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference, which was held in Vienna (Austria) from September 16 to 20.
The signing establishes the necessary regulatory framework that paves the way to preparation and signing of the first executive contracts.When put into operation, the Center will allow solving vital tasks including production of radioisotopes for medical, industrial and agricultural purposes; doped silicon production for various industries; composition analysis testing of minerals; ecological sampling; specialist training for nuclear industry and other activities that boost innovation and digital technologies.
The document was signed by Alexey Likhachev, Director General of ROSATOM, from Russian side and His Excellency Engineer Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of ENEC, from the UAE’s side. The Memorandum signed extends the activities conducted through a previous MoU signed in 2017.
In the frames of MoI parties agreed to conduct a pre-feasibility study on construction in the Philippines of nuclear power plants based on small modular reactor technology. Signing ceremony took place during the visit of the Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to Russia at the Russian-Philippine business forum.
The agreement opens up a possibility of building the Multipurpose Irradiation Center in Cuba based on the modern technologies offered by ROSATOM and supplied by its subsidiary JSC Rusatom Healthcare.
Rusatom Overseas and Japan’s Agency for Natural Resources and Energy under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry signed an agreement to join efforts in conducting a feasibility study in 2020-2021 to export hydrogen from Russia to Japan.