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2008-07-18 21:00:26

MOSCOW. July 18 (Interfax) - France's Areva, U.S. giant Westinghouse and South Korea's Kepco could compete with Russian companies in a tender to complete the construction of the third and fourth energy units of the Khmelnytskyi Nuclear Power Plant, Ukraine's Rosenergoatom said in a statement. The Ukrainian company plans to organize the tender before the end of 2008. Rosenergoatom and the Ukrainian national nuclear power generation company Energoatom discussed the completion of...

2008-07-16 18:00:37

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Bratislava, 16 July: Russian open joint-stock company TVEL has maintained its position in Slovakia, having won the tender for the supply of nuclear fuel for five power-generating units of the local Mochovce and Bohunice nuclear power plants until 2015, management company Slovenskie Elektrarne has reported. These plants were built to Russian design and equipped with VVER- 440 reactors. TVEL will also supply fuel for the third...

2008-07-15 21:00:27

MOSCOW. July 15 (Interfax) - The Bulgarian Regional Development and Public Works Ministry has considered a draft project for the construction of the Belene Nuclear Power Plant by Russia's Atomstroyexport and authorized the National Electric Company to build the plant, the company said. Protocol No. 1, under which the National Electric Company officially grants Atomstroyexport permission to build the plant, was signed on July 10. Now, "the opportunity for the start of a new cycle of work at...

2008-07-10 21:00:25

MOSCOW. July 10 (Interfax) - Russian technical standards watchdog Rostekhnadzor expects to receive a feasibility study on the third power unit of the Volgodonsk Nuclear Power Plant by the end of July, Sergei Adamchik, head of the watchdog's nuclear oversight department, told journalists on Thursday. "We will release our evaluation of the feasibility study in early 2009," he said. As for new serial nuclear plant projects, Rostekhnadzor will only license the part of the project that is...

2008-07-07 21:00:22

MOSCOW. July 7 (Interfax) - The second unit of the Tianwan nuclear power plant was turned on Sunday, after preventive maintenance by Atomstroyexport and Rosenergoatom, Atomstroyexport said. Chinese and Russian specialists checked the condition of metal fragments of the reactor hull, main circulating pumps and steam generator pipes, as well as the turbine, the generator, the turbine condenser, high-pressure heaters and other gadgets during 66 days. They also reloaded the reactor fuel....

2008-06-25 21:02:47

MOSCOW. June 25 (Interfax) - Russia's nuclear industry is open to cooperation with private Russian and foreign investors, Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said in a keynote speech to the ATOMCON 2008 forum. "The Russian nuclear sector is now open for cooperation, and not only with Russian entrepreneurs, but also foreign investors," Ivanov said. "Russia has identified the extensive construction of nuclear power plants as one of its energy priorities," he said. Ivanov said Russia planned...

2006-02-25 06:13:55

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia wants to complete building a nuclear power station in Iran as soon as possible, the country's top nuclear official said on Saturday, the Itar-Tass news agency reported. Sergei Kiriyenko, head of Russia's atomic energy agency Rosatom, said during a visit to Tehran that the civilian nuclear plant at Bushehr in Iran would be launched as fast as possible. "We don't see any political obstacles to completing Bushehr and we are interested in it (the station) being...

2006-02-22 09:38:37

By Lada Yevgrashina BAKU (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he still saw a chance of Russia striking a deal with Iran, which could defuse an international crisis over Tehran's nuclear ambitions and boost Moscow's international profile. But a source close to talks, at which Russian and Iranian delegates discussed Moscow's proposal to enrich uranium for Tehran, was quoted as saying the sides had stumbled on a crucial point on which neither was ready to compromise....

2006-02-21 02:52:52

By Christian Lowe MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian and Iranian nuclear negotiators began a second day of talks on Tuesday but skepticism mounted that they could strike a deal to ease international concerns that Tehran wants a nuclear bomb. The two sides are discussing a Russian offer to enrich uranium for Iranian power plants on its own soil -- seen by some as the last chance to defuse the row over Tehran's nuclear ambitions before Western governments seek U.N. sanctions. Day one of the...

2006-02-21 04:35:19

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Iranian nuclear negotiators were poised to leave Moscow on Tuesday with no word of any progress on Moscow's proposal to enrich Iranian uranium on Russian soil, the Interfax news agency said. "The Iranian delegation is leaving Moscow today at 12:00 (0900 GMT) from Sheremetyevo airport," Interfax quoted Iran's embassy in Moscow as saying in a statement. The embassy could not be immediately reached to confirm the report. The Russian offer on joint uranium enrichment...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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