1. In 2011, energy was implemented starting block number 4 of the Kalinin nuclear power plant with pressurized water reactors of the VVER-1000 with capacity of 1000 megawatts.
2. In 2011, the Russian nuclear specialists have carried out overseas nuclear power start "Busher" in Iran, the experimental fast reactor CEFR and gas centrifuge plant in China.
3. Rosatom almost doubled the number of contracts for the construction of nuclear power plants abroad: agreements on the construction of 21 new power unit.
4. In 2011 JSC "TENEX" signed new contracts significantly strengthened its position in the international market supply of enriched uranium.
5. Uranium mining division of Rosatom — Uranium Holding ARMZ — came in second place in the world in terms of mineral resources.
6.The state defense order in 2011, is made of the nuclear weapons complex of the State Corporation "Rosatom" is 100%.
7.In 2011 the navigation along the Northern Sea Route for posting icebreakers Rosatomflota made 34 transit flight — 8.5 times more than the year before.
8. Put into operation the domestic super-computers petaflopsnogo class, which allowed Russia to enter the top ten global performance supercomputers.
9. Japan’s parliament ratified the agreement on cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy between Russia and Japan.
10. Growing investments Rosatom in research and development (R & D). Compared to 2006, they increased by seven times.
11. Rating agency Standard & Poor’s raised its long-term rating of "Atomenergoprom" from "BBB-" to "BBB" rating outlook — ‘Stable’
Rosatom. Results of 2011
In 2011, energy was implemented starting block number 4 of the Kalinin NPP (Tver region) with pressurized water reactors of the VVER-1000 with capacity of 1000 megawatts, the largest investment project area, one of the key launch of nuclear power facilities.
In December 2011, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin takes part in the ceremony of lifting capacity at Unit 4 of the Kalinin nuclear power plant number to 50% of nominal. Output at 100% capacity and delivery unit in commercial operation is scheduled for April 2012.
Launched number 4 — is an additional 1,000 MW to the grid the most industrialized of the Central and North-Western regions of Russia. Here there is a definite shortage of electricity, and the 4th unit will compensate for it. In addition, it is part of a larger program to build nuclear generation, in which the work is carried out on 6 building sites. Commissioning of the 4th unit of KNPP confirms that Rosatom has definitely moved to the serial construction of power units.
It is important to note that the block number 4 of the Kalinin nuclear power plant was built not only ahead of schedule, but with significant savings — about 7 billion rubles (about 10% of the estimated cost of construction). This was made possible thanks to the program to reduce costs, optimize, and enhance the transparency of procurement procedures, as well as the de-monopolization of the market production of large-sized equipment of the body.
Power unit number 4 of the Kalinin nuclear power plant — is not only the 33rd Russian nuclear unit, but additional 7.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity annually.
In 2011, the Russian nuclear specialists have carried out overseas nuclear power start "Busher" in Iran, the experimental fast reactor CEFR and gas centrifuge plant in China
In Iran, the country’s electrical grid is included in the plant, "Bushehr". The station, which began to build more experts from Germany, was constructed more than 30 years. The station was built under the full control of the IAEA. Running the station — it is confirmation that the Russian nuclear engineers are able to solve any technological issues of: carrying out the integration of technological equipment of the Russian project in the German building construction design, more than 12 thousand tons of German equipment is integrated into the Russian project. 10 countries were the suppliers for the Iranian station. Connecting the NPP "Bushehr" to the network took place on September 3, the station is then betrayed a network of 60 MW. In December 2011, the station went on the 50% capacity.
In China, was put into operation on the prototype fast breeder reactor Chinese Experimental Fast Reactor (CEFR). Thus, China has become the fourth country, after Russia, France and Japan, which now has the technology of fast reactors. Reactor in China — sodium-cooled thermal capacity of 65 MW (25 MW electric), it is built with the active participation of Russian specialists.
In addition, nine months ahead of schedule was commissioned 4th place gas centrifuge plant in China. Now the power of built in China with Russian technical assistance enrichment plants totals 1.5 million SWU.
Fully completed the construction of nuclear power plants in India ("Kudankulam"), the timing of launch of the station depends on the decisions of local authorities. "Kudankulam" meets "poslefukusimskim" safety requirements. Passive safety systems are installed on the station to ensure its complete safety accident case in the absence of water, energy and personnel.
Rosatom successes in foreign markets once again confirm the high competitiveness of Russian nuclear technology, because after the accident at the "Fukushima" requirements for the safety of nuclear facilities have increased markedly.
Rosatom almost doubled the number of contracts for the construction of nuclear power plants abroad: agreements on the construction of 21 new power
State Corporation "Rosatom" almost doubled the number of contracts for the construction of nuclear power plants abroad. To date, Rosatom has contractual agreements for the construction of 21 new power unit (2010 agreements provided for the construction of 12 new units).
Intergovernmental agreements on nuclear power plant construction projects in the Republic of Belarus, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Republic of Bangladesh. In the development of these arrangements on October 11 an agreement was signed between JSC "Atomstroyexport" (a company of the State Corporation "Rosatom") and the State "Management of construction of a nuclear power plant" (Republic of Belarus) on the construction of reactors number 1 and number 2 nuclear power plant in Belarus. As for the Vietnamese contract, in November 2011, at a meeting of the co-chairs of the Russian-Vietnamese intergovernmental commission of the Ministry of Finance of the two countries signed an agreement on a loan for construction of the first nuclear power plant in Vietnam. At the construction site has already started preparatory work.
The growing number of foreign orders Rosatom — evidence of the confidence that experience to the Russian foreign technology partners. Projects that Russian nuclear scientists today are sold on both domestic and abroad, belong to the generation «III +» and equipped with both active and passive safety systems. Constructed abroad power units will have a double protective sheath of the reactor, a passive heat removal Recombiners hydrogen localization device and the other core system. They fully meet the "postfukusimskim
" safety requirements.
In 2011 JSC "TENEX" signed new contracts significantly strengthened its position in the international market supply of enriched uranium
In September 2011, during the XXXVI Symposium of the World Nuclear Association (WNA) in London of "TENEX" (a company of the State Corporation "Rosatom") and the largest operator of nuclear power plants in the U.S. Exelon Generation Company LLC has signed another long-term contract for the supply of enrichment services.
The contract has already become the thirteenth contract concluded between JSC "TENEX" with U.S. companies in the Amendment to the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation, signed in February 2008. This amendment is allowed to make direct commercial sales of uranium products to the U.S. market.
Earlier, in the framework of the International Forum "ATOMEXPO 2011" in Moscow in June 2011 in the presence of the General Director of the State Corporation "Rosatom" Sergey Kiriyenko and U.S. Secretary of Energy S.Chu medium-term contract was signed between the enterprise of the State Corporation "Rosatom" of "TENEX" and U.S. energy company PSEG Nuclear LLC in the United States for the supply of low-enriched uranium.
Uranium mining division of Rosatom — Uranium Holding ARMZ — came in second place in the world in terms of mineral resources
Production of natural uranium in 2011 in Russia and abroad amounted to 7 million tons (35.7% more than in 2010). The volume of the mineral resource base (reserves plus resources) on January 1, 2012 will amount to 755 thousand tons (including in Russia — 513 thousand tons). The volume of controlled uranium reserves with production costs below $ 80 per kg — 184 thousand tons (22.6% more than in 2010).
In 2011, the value of the portfolio of external orders of 10 years Uranium Holding ARMZ, including subsidiary Uranium One Inc., $ 2.6 billion (in current prices). The company is able to fully meet the needs of the Russian nuclear industry for the production of a complete export products of higher added value. Acquisition of a majority Uranium One and Australian company Mantra Resources Limited with uranium assets in Africa revealed Rosatom to provide fuel for not only the nuclear power plants in Russia and abroad, who are already working, but also those that will be built in the coming years.
On the development of its resource base abroad Rosatom spent in recent years, about $ 2 billion. The emergence of Russian shareholders in Uranium One favorable impact on the business of that company and seriously enhance its financial performance. This is — the big success of Rosatom’s reputation in the international market.
The state defense order in 2011, is made of the nuclear weapons complex of the State Corporation "Rosatom" 100%
Here is the comment of the topic in his traditional address to the staff Kiriyenko industry: "We have something to be proud of this year. 100% made the state defense order. Every year we utter these words, and sometimes begin to think of them as a matter of course. But such a situation is not in all sectors, so 100% implementation of e-government defense order — this is a big and important victory. "
Nuclear Weapons Complex (NWC) of the State Corporation "Rosatom" ensures the implementation of our country’s policy of nuclear deterrence, through its work with the enterprises of the defense-industrial complex of Russia.
One of the most important events of 2011 in the field of nuclear and radiation safety was the commissioning of the "dry storage facility for spent nuclear fuel at the FSUE" MCC "
One of the most important events of 2011 in the field of nuclear and radiation safety — the commissioning of the "dry" storage of spent nuclear fuel at the FSUE "MCC". December 19 General Manager of the State Corporation "Rosatom" Sergey Kiriyenko approved the act of preparedness store. This means that one of the biggest projects in the field of Rosatom SNF successfully implemented.
"Dry" (air cooled) storage is designed for storing spent nuclear fuel from the reactors of Russian design RBMK-1000 and VVER-1000. This unique structure, which in its scope, level of security and complex technical solutions is unparalleled in the world. Construction of the facility began in 2004. The successful implementation of this project is the next step to create at the Mining and Chemical Combine technological complex for the closure of the nuclear fuel cycle.
The "dry" storage passed international expertise. "You follow all the requirements of the IAEA. The facility has a very high degree of seismic resistance, complies with all regulatory requirements, "- said General Director Pyotr Gavrilov MCC.
In February 2011, commissioned the domestic super-computers petaflopsnogo class, which allowed Russia to enter the top ten global performance supercomputers.
By the end of 2011, the performance of super computers FSUE "VNIIEF" increased to 1.7 Pflops, and access to it is granted more than 1 million people from 36 organizations. Download computing resources super computer is 98-99% around the clock operation.
Create domestic supercomputer — is a key area for economic modernization. The development of such high-tech project to reduce dependence on foreign manufacturers. These projects are very important to the preservation and development of the scientific potential of the country, because they give the download scientific institutions, enabling them to not only support the existence, but also to develop.
In 2011 the navigation along the Northern Sea Route for posting icebreakers Rosatomflota made 34 transit flight — 8.5 times more than the year before
In 2011 the navigation along the Northern Sea Route for posting icebreakers Rosatomflota made 34 transit flight. By vessels of wiring icebreakers transported 820,789 tons of liquid bulk and dry bulk cargoes, 10 vessels were in ballast. For comparison: in 2010 it was passed 4 transit flight, transported 110,000 cargo, 2 vessels were in ballast.
Overall in 2011, the Northern Sea Route, excluding transit flights performed 567 transactions vessels. In February and April in the White Sea (Vitino) wired up 67 vessels. In the Gulf of Finland from February to April atomic icebreaker "Vaygach" holds 258 postings.
In 2011, he was also a new record speed of passage of the track. August 30 tanker "Vladimir Tikhonov" size "Suezmax" belonging to Sovcomflot, completed the transition along the Northern Sea Route. Overcoming NSR took only 7.4 days, the average speed of the tanker was 14 knots. Tanker route overcame a wiring icebreakers Rosatomflota — "50 Years of Victory" and "Yamal". Record result was achieved through the coordinated and professional actions of the crews of all the vessels involved in the operation.
As these record results, posting the NSR cost-effective for the Russian and international companies, as well as take less time compared to the route via the Suez Canal and is much safer because of the lack of pirates. The development of the Arctic route strengthens Rosatomflota reputation among large retail companies can count on further commercialization of this trend. In the long-term activation of transport along the Northern Sea Route provides a geo-political and economic leadership in the Russian Arctic.
December 18 was launched the first phase of production in the framework of the project implemented by Rosatom to build the production of Mo-99 at the site Riar
The project to create the production of Mo-99 at the site Riar implemented by the State Corporation "Rosatom&quo
t; according to the draft of the Commission on the modernization of the Russian economy under the President of the Russian Federation. In the active phase of the project came in mid-2010, a18 December launched the first phase of production.
The total cost of the project — about 1 billion rubles. The commissioning of the second phase of molybdenum-99 production at the site, "Research Institute of Atomic Reactors" in Dimitrovgrad will be held, as scheduled, in 2012. With the launch of the second phase, the production of Mo-99 should reach its capacity of 800 Curie per week. Before Rosatom task is a significant increase in export capacity of Mo-99, and next year plans to begin selling this isotope throughout the world.
Commissioning of new facilities for the production of molybdenum in Riar in 2011 allowed the power to substitute for scheduled maintenance shut-down reactor in Obninsk FEI and meet the needs of the market.
Rating agency Standard & Poor’s raised its long-term rating of "Atomenergoprom" from "BBB-" to "BBB" rating outlook — ‘Stable’
In December 2011, the credit rating service Standard & Poor’s raised its long-term credit rating of the Russian state holding company "Atomenergoprom" from "BBB-" to "BBB". At the same time confirmed the short-term rating of ‘A-3’ and the national scale rating «ruAAA». The rating outlook — ‘Stable’.
OAO "Atomenergoprom" first audited financial statements prepared in accordance with IFRS for the year 2010, which, according to Standard & Poor’s, led to improved transparency and reduce information risk.
In the report, Standard & Poor’s noted that the positive effect on the creditworthiness of the company has a vertically integrated business model and the guaranteed monopoly in the civil nuclear industry in the Russian Federation. Ratings of "Atomenergoprom" reflect a very high probability of holding of timely and sufficient extraordinary support from the Government of the Russian Federation in the event of financial distress. In addition, OAO "Atomenergoprom" has a strong position in the global market in the segments of mining, conversion, enrichment and production of fuel elements.
Rating from international rating agencies — a key indicator that affects the cost of raising debt finance company. Improving rating with a stable outlook Atomenergoprom will borrow money at a lower rate in a larger number of investors.
In December, the Forum of Nuclear Industry "Atomex-2011" Rosatom chief Sergei Kiriyenko said that the effect of optimization of procurement procedures by the end of 2011 will amount to 23 billion rubles
Kiriyenko also said that the priority of the procurement system — reliability, safety and quality, and only under these conditions — price reduction. "The effect of the first 9 months of 2011 — 17, 4 bln., Which is comparable with the results of 2010. The number of open procedures increased almost twice in comparison with the previous year — from 24 thousand in 2010 to 46 million in the current year. The volume of purchases only through an open procedure was 370 billion rubles. Only the first 9 months of 2011, "- said Kiriyenko.
"Next year we plan to open 45 million purchases worth more than 390 billion rubles." — Said General Director of Rosatom, adding that after verification of recent data from enterprises, "these numbers will grow some more."
"Rosenergoatom" received a license for the construction of the Baltic Nuclear Power Plant
In November 2011, JSC "Concern Rosenergoatom" RTN has received a license for construction of power number 1 of Baltic NPP (Neman District, Kaliningrad Oblast).
In accordance with the provisions of the Convention on Nuclear Safety and the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention) by the State Corporation "Rosatom" to all border states were sent materials Assessment of the environmental impact of the Baltic NPP (EIA). To date, the formal consultation on the EIA of the Baltic NPP took place in Sweden, Latvia, Poland, Estonia, Belarus, Germany, Denmark, Finland and Norway.
"State Corporation" Rosatom "has always been willing to give on the first request of foreign colleagues the necessary information on the project of the Baltic NPP, in the future, we are ready to provide further clarification. We believe that providing information to the public for such a sensitive area as nuclear energy is indispensable. Our consultations in the spirit of the Espoo Convention is one of the manifestations of openness policy pursued by Rosatom in Russia and abroad ", — said the director of the Directorate for Capital Construction of the State Corporation" Rosatom "C. Boyarkin.
In January 2011 came into force, the agreement of the Russian Federation and the United States on cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy
The agreement allowing U.S. companies to cooperate with Russia in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, entered into force upon the exchange of diplomatic notes between the two countries in Moscow.
The document will collaborate on projects reactors that reduce the risk of nuclear proliferation. It creates the conditions for research and development, in which the U.S. national laboratories and industry in partnership with the Russian colleagues will explore areas such as the production of fuels, innovative fuels and advanced reactor designs.
The agreement supports the American and Russian business interests of simplifying the process of setting up joint ventures and allowing the sale of each other nuclear materials and equipment. According to experts, it will put the relationship in the nuclear field between the U.S. and Russia on a stronger commercial footing. American and Russian companies will jointly develop advanced nuclear reactors, the approaches to the fuel cycle and advanced technologies that are safe and reliable.
U.S. and Russia will be able to cooperate in the joint development of technologies that promote arms control and non-proliferation, to create a legal framework for the joint work on the conversion of research reactors from highly enriched uranium.
"123 agreement" will promote cooperation in the field of nuclear forensics, avoiding falling into the hands of terrorists of nuclear materials and providing conditions for the expansion of technical cooperation for the joint development of international security next generation.
In December 2011, Japan’s parliament ratified the agreement on cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy between Russia and Japan
In general, a bilateral agreement on the peaceful use of nuclear energy is directed at the creation of new opportunities for manufacturers of Russia and Japan. In our country, it is the prospect for expansion of Rosatom companies as JSC "TENEX", JSC "NIAEP", OJSC "Atomenergomash" Uranium Holding "ARMZ" and others. Political constraints are removed, and now the business of the two countries can begin to implement specific mutually beneficial projects.
Russia and Japan signed an agreement on cooperation in peaceful nuclear energy in 2009. The Russian parliament ratified it in late 2010.
Growing investments Rosatom in research and development (R & D). Compared to 2006, they increased by seven times
State Corporation "Rosatom" is actively developing innovative technologies, mastering the production of new materials.
In particular, the complete development of a model of optimized high-power reactor technology-based water-moderated reactors VVER-TOI (type optimized computerized reactor), which wil
l allow a 20% reduction in the cost of construction and speed it up to 40 months. It is expected that the project will be submitted for licensing in due time — in December 2012.
Together with the "Evrosibenergo" concludes the development of low power reactor project SVBR-100 with lead-bismuth coolant. In accordance with the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation in October 2011, the company "AKME-engineering" has received the status of a full-fledged nuclear market and Russia was among the 36 domestic legal entities with the right to possess nuclear materials and facilities.
The project for the development and construction of the pilot power with SVBR-100 is implemented public-private partnership of "AKME-engineering" under the federal target program "Nuclear Power New Generation in 2010-2015 and until 2020" and is one of the projects of the Commission for Modernisation and Technological Development of Russian Economy under the RF President in the direction of the "New Technology Platform: closed fuel cycle and fast breeder reactors." Construction of the pilot plant unit with SVBR-100 is scheduled for 2013-2017, physical and power start-up unit — for the second half of 2017. Experienced unit should become a prototype of serial atomic complexes for regional and local energy systems.
In 2011, the planned capacity out Russian manufacturer of superconducting materials for the project of the International ITER — Chepetsky Mechanical Plant (CMP). The planned production capacity is 50 tons of superconductors strands (the so called superconducting wire with a complex structure made of copper and niobium-tantalum profiles) per year. After executing the order for the ITER plant plans to switch on the supply of superconducting materials for medical and industrial purposes. In particular, it is planned that the superconductivity of materials will be used extensively in the production of domestic scanners.
In December, in Smolensk, on the territory of the Smolensk State University opened the 14th country in the Information Center for Nuclear Energy
The opening ceremony was attended by representatives of the Smolensk regional and city administration, the State Corporation "Rosatom", the Smolensk nuclear power plant, as well as representatives of the scientific and educational community.
Opened center was already 14th in the country. These centers are also in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir, Yekaterinburg, Ulyanovsk, Voronezh, Kaliningrad, Krasnoyarsk, Murmansk, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don, Tomsk, Chelyabinsk.
Each data center — a modern multimedia theater, combining panoramic 3D-projection, computer graphics and animation, stereo sound, interactive consoles and personal monitors. Thanks to the technology used, the effect of "immersion" into the virtual reality viewer. Basic Product Information Center — a 45-minute media session in the genre of virtual play "World of Nuclear Energy." The program is universal and the session is designed for an unprepared audience — students grades 2-11 (although the demonstrated interest of the program and an adult audience).