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Principal events in 2013


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Alexander Lokshin
First Deputy CEO for Operations Management

I consider the main achievement of 2013 to be the successful completion of the recovery of the lifetime performance of the RBMK reactor at Leningrad NPP Unit 1. The nuclear workers were faced with a task of unprecedented complexity; it was not only successfully solved but also done within the predetermined deadlines. The technology and necessary tooling were developed from scratch, and the best nuclear scientists and specialists were engaged in the problem-solving process. As a result of the concerted efforts of JSC Rosenergoatom Concern, various research institutes, and sectoral enterprises, we have obtained the efficient technology of retaining generation capacities on the sites of NPPs with RBMK reactors, which ensures the required safety and reliability parameters. This helped to avoid huge losses in terms of electricity generation, and thus saved the proceeds of JSC Rosenergoatom Concern in the period up to 2030.

February

Production

  • Setting up the Lifecycle Back-end Management Division

March

Sustainability

  • All-Russia educational forum “New Generation – Resource of the Future” within the project “ROSATOM’s School”

June

International

  • Establishment of Uranium One Holding N.V., which consolidates the overseas uranium mining assets of ROSATOM
  • The IAEA International Ministerial Conference “Nuclear Power in the 21st Century” and the International Forum ATOMEXPO-2013 in St. Petersburg

Sustainability

  • The operation to rescue Russian polar explorers from the drifting research station North Pole-40 in the Arctic Ocean

July

Sustainability

  • The first night of the musical “We” within the project NucKids 2013 in Kesthele, Hungary

August

Production

  • Beginning of project surveys for construction of Smolensk Phase II

September

International

  • Handover of Bushehr NPP to Iran for operation
  • First power generation at Kudankulam-1 (Republic of India)

Production

  • Completion of modernisation of the process complex for the fabrication of fuel, fuel rods, and fuel assemblies with MOX-fuel for BN-600 and BN-800 reactors at SRC NIIAR

Sustainability

  • The first contest “Ecology Entity Par Excellence of the Nuclear Sector” (the winner: Kursk NPP)

October

International

  • Initial concrete laid at Tianwan-4 in the People’s Republic of China

Sustainability

  • Delivery of the Olympic torch to the North Pole by the 50 Let Pobedy nuclear-powered icebreaker
  • Launch of the third overseas Atomic Energy Information Centre (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

November

International

  • ROSATOM won the tender for building an NPP in Jordan

Production

  • Restart of Leningrad-1 after completed restoration of lifetime performance of RBMK-1000 reactor
  • The keel of the pilot universal nuclear-powered icebreaker of the new generation laid at Baltijskiy Zavod

December

International

  • ROSATOM won the tender for building an NPP in Jordan
  • Completion of the multi-year cooperation under the Russia-U.S. HEU Programme that reprocessed Russian weapons-grade uranium into fuel for U.S. NPPs
  • Signing of an agreement package by ROSATOM and the Finnish Company Fennovoima to build Hanhikivi NPP

Production

  • Preparation for the first criticality of BN-800 reactor at Beloyarsk NPP





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