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Rosatom to Begin Reactors Licensing in the UK in 2013

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Rosatom plans to begin reactors licensing in the UK this year. Discussions on this issue have already begun. “Now we have the solutions and the necessary financial resources to prepare documentation related with the security aspects which is necessary to obtain a license,” – said Yu.Laksonen.

The project licensing in the UK will let “Rosatom” both to participate in the tender, which will be held in the country, and to provide an additional reason for the implementation of projects in other countries, especially in Europe, said the Rosatom Overseas. Great Britain plans to build eight new stations by 2025. The UK NPP has no own projects.

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Czech Republic Specialists at MSZ

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On March 11-13 a working visit of representatives of ČEZ, Dukovany NPP, Temelin NPP and ALTA a.s. to Mashinostroitelny Zavod (part of the Fuel Company of ROSATOM TVEL) took place. The aim of the visit was to supervise over fuel production and to have a technical meeting with the plant management.  The foreign experts were interested in different technical aspects of the process and issues related to the transportation of fuel to the Czech NPPs. The guests visited the main production shops of the facility and took part in a number of meetings with the MSZ management.
The Czech specialists were satisfied with the meeting results. They noted that MSZ was a reliable partner, which was ready for the constructive dialogue and paying a close attention to the process efficiency improvement and product quality.

Rosatom in Talks on Nuclear Reactor

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Nuclear consortium Fennovoima held talks with Russia’s Rosatom over a reactor supply deal for its plant in northern Finland. Fennovoima said it would choose this year between two potential suppliers, Areva and Toshiba, but Rosatom had also recently opened talks with the Russian firm.

It is possible that state-owned Rosatom can invest in Fennovoima’s project, which it has estimated will cost around 4 to 6 billion euros. Fennovoima declined to comment.

While other European countries are trying to phase out nuclear power, Finland is going ahead with its plans to build more in a bid to reduce carbon emissions and curb its dependence on electricity imports.