RT Global Resources are ready to build an oil refinery

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Rostec subsidiary RT Global Resources together with its partners, Russian companies Tatneft and VTB Capital, was included in the short list of bidders for the construction of the first Uganda oil refinery. It was reported by the Counselor-Minister of the Republic of Uganda Nelson Ocheger, according to Izvestia.

The tender for oil refinery construction involved 75 candidates among the largest international companies in the field of oil and natural gas development.

Rostec will compete with such leading global companies as Chinese ChinaPetroleumPipelineBureau, British Petrofac, South-Korean SK Energy, Japanese MarubeniCorporation, and Swiss-Dutch company Vitol. According to Nelson Ochegera, these companies must provide a detailed investment justification for the project and a plan for the plant construction and commissioning until May 2014.

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Rosatom Makes Progress at Talks on Reactor Construction in UK

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Russian national nuclear corporation Rosatom has a good chance of participating in the construction of nuclear reactors in Britain in conjunction with Rolls-Royce, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said.

“Rosatom is in talks and has made significant progress in dialog with the British authorities in order to participate in this work to build reactors in Britain,” Shuvalov said following a meeting of the Russian-British inter-governmental trade and investment committee, on Tuesday.

Shuvalov said the committee discussed cooperation between Rosatom and Rolls-Royce in the construction of power generating units in Britain during the meeting.

Rosatom to Create Test and Demo Centre at Skolkovo

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Russia’s state-run nuclear concern Rosatom plans to establish a test and demo centre at the Skolkovo research hub outside Moscow, deputy director of Rosatom’s innovation management department Alexander Tuzov told Itar-Tass.

According to Tuzov, an agreement to this effect is planned to be signed in the nearest future.

“The centre will be used to conduct presentations and to test innovation developments on radiation energy and computer technologies, and on technologies of new materials and nuclear medicine,” he said.

One of Rosatom’s types of commercialization activities is the sale of license agreements for the use of Rosatom technologies. “aggregate proceeds from the sale of Rosatom licenses will be about one billion roubles in 2017,” said Vyacheslav Pershukov, deputy director general and director of Rosatom’s innovation management department.

MIR.1200 Consortium Will Be Presented at the International Engineering Fair in Brno

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MIR.1200 Consortium will be presented at the International Engineering Fair in Brno (Czech Republik) for the second time. This year the fair takes place from 7 to 11 October.

As part of the Czech-Russian consortium exhibition, visitors can learn about the MIR.1200 tender offer and its advantages, as well as get up-to-date information on the project suppliers or ask questions to executives, members of the Consortium. In addition, unique application for mobile devices that enables to see in the NPP project online form, similar to the proposed by Consortium for Temelin-3 and Temelin-4, is waiting for the guests. The model is demonstrated in the “augmented reality” form with unprecedented detail. Also at the expo stand visitors will find a fresh monthly newsletter with the latest news about the Consortium and its partners.

Rosatom is no longer interested in engineering plants

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Rosatom has completed the formation of machine-building division and has no plans to acquire new assets, Sergei Kiriyenko the head of the company has told.

“We believe that the period of the formation of division has ended. We bought all the necessary assets that we needed. In particular, this is ” Petrozavodskmash ” here and” Atommash”in Rostov-on-Don. There are also several companies abroad, where in Russia we did not have the appropriate technology or related qualification. Though the task is to have all major production in the Russian Federation”, – said Kiriyenko.

Rostec and Siemens expand their partnership

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United Engine Corporation (UEC) and Technopromexport have signed an agreement with Siemens to expand their partnership in the energy sector.

Dmitry Shugaev, Rostec vice president, Peter Lesher, head of the management board at Siemens AG, Dietrich Meller, president of Siemens in Russia and Central Asia, and Alexander Rybak, chairman of the board of directors at Technopromexport participated in the signing ceremony.

“The agreement between Rostec and Siemens is the start of a new chapter in Rostec’s cooperation in such an important part of the economy as the energy sector. It involves organizing the joint assembly of gas turbine power stations, localizing the production of parts for Siemens’ wide product range, including wind turbines, and cooperation and partnership in the construction of power installations in both Russia and abroad. All this will undoubtedly improve production efficiency, provide access to the latest technology and help to make our company competitive on world markets,” announced Shugaev, Rostec vice president.

New Agreement of KAMAZ and Gazprom

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OJSC KAMAZ and OOO Gazprom gazomotornoe toplivo signed an agreement in the sphere of the use of natural gas as a motor fuel.

Sergey Kogogin, General Director of KAMAZ, and Viktor Zubkov, Chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors, emphasized two main purposes of cooperation: to produce and promote different vehicles running on natural gas, and also to arrange favourable conditions for the development of the gas sector of the auto industry. The companies plan to jointly work out suggestions for regional and federal authorities to arrange favourable conditions for large-scale introduction of vehicles running on natural gas. Special attention will be paid to work with customers in order to eliminate complaints about gas-engine equipment. Under the signed agreement, it is planned to take joint measures to inform, advertise and popularize the use of natural gas as a motor fuel. Also, the parties intend to organize a system of professional training and retraining of engineers and technicians for maintenance and operation of gas-powered equipment.

AtomEnergoMash will supply reactor equipment for the two units of the Belarusian nuclear power plant

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A subsidiary of JSC “Atomenergomash”, “AEM technology”, won the tender for the supply of reactor equipment and localization device of core melt for blocks number 1 and number 2 of the Belarusian nuclear power plant.
The structure of the reactor facility, placed on the manufacture of the industrial enterprises of JSC “AEM-technology”, includes such unique equipment as the
reactor vessel, the upper block, mine, reflection shield, protection pipes and other
products. In total “AEM technology” is planning to put to the station under construction in Belarus about 4,000 tonnes of equipment in the years 2013-2017.
According to the General Director of JSC “Atomenergomash” Andrey Nikipelov, Volgodonsky branch of “AEM technology” has already begun to implement this order.

Russia Eyes Nuclear Power Project in Finland

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Russia is planning to take part in a future tender to build a nuclear power plant (NPP) in Finland. The issue will be on the agenda of the talks between Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his Finnish counterpart Jyrki Katainen on the sidelines of the Baltic Sea Forum in St. Petersburg on Friday.

The Finnish power consortium Fennovoima, which holds a government permit for the construction of a nuclear power plant in Pyhäjoki, northwest Finland, has previously named the French company Areva and Japan’s Toshiba as possible contractors for the plant.

However, Fennovoima reportedly approached the Russian nuclear power corporation Rosatom in February about the possibility of building its Pyhäjoki plant.

Finland currently operates four nuclear reactors in two power plants, all located on the shores of the Baltic Sea.

Russian-Czech Firm to Bid for Temelin NPP Project

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The Russian-Czech consortium MIR.1200 will file a bid on July 2 for a tender to complete construction of the Temelin nuclear power plant in the Czech Republic, an official of Russian state-run civilian nuclear power corporation Rosatom said on Thursday.

“The date has been defined and the application will be filed on July 2,” Rosatom Deputy General Director Kirill Komarov said on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg economic forum.

The Temelin nuclear power plant went into commercial operation in 2002, more than twenty years after the former Soviet Union and the Czechoslovak government signed an agreement on its construction in 1981.

The plant currently operates two units with an aggregate capacity of 2,000 MW. The Czech government plans to build another two reactors at the plant.