Public annual report 2010
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Annual report Main events

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January

The Government of the Russian Federation approved the Federal Target program “Nuclear Power Technologies of the New Generation in 2010-2015 and until 2020”

The State Duma of the Russian Federation after the first reading adopted the draft Federal Law “On Radioactive Waste Management”

February

Baltic NPP construction started: the cornerstone with a memorial capsule was laid on the construction site1

Atomenergomash closed the acquisition deal on Petrozavodskmash

March

First teraflop-class mini supercomputer (1012 operations per second) handed over to Sukhoi Company; 21 supercomputers made during the year

Rostov-2 connected to the National Power Grid of the Russian Federation

The Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of India signed an agreement concerning cooperation in the peaceful uses of atomic energy (Roadmap of series build of nuclear power plants of Russian design in India)

April

Last weapons-grade plutonium production reactor shut down (Zheleznogorsk, Krasnoyarsk Territory)2

The Russian Federation and the United States of America signed the Strategic Offensive Arms Reduction Treaty (START III)

May

The Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey signed an agreement on construction of Akkuyu NPP, the first in Turkey

June

The hull of the world’s first floating nuclear power plant, Akademik Lomonosov, launched3

ROSATOM and the Ministry of Fuel and Energy of Ukraine signed a cooperation agreement to build Khmelnitsky-3,4 reactors

The Severny Polyus-37 drifting polar station successfully evacuated by the Rossija nuclear icebreaker

July

The CEFR experimental fast neutron reactor (People’s Republic of China) completed the first criticality program; the facility was built with the assistance of ROSATOM

Representatives of ROSATOM’s Technical Commission and JSC TVEL signed a record of decommissioning (green lawn) for the nuclear installation for production of ceramic low-enriched uranium dioxide powder at the Chemical and Metallurgical Plant (Krasnoyarsk Territory)

August

The Bushehr NPP (Islamic Republic of Iran) completed the first criticality program4

The supertanker Baltika steered by nuclear icebreakers Rossija, Taimyr and 50 Let Pobedy made a record (23 days) transit trip via the Northern Sea Route from Murmansk to Ningbo

The International Center for Training and Retraining of Specialists (a branch of the National Nuclear Research University MEPHI) inaugurated in Obninsk, Kaluga Region

The Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Armenia signed a cooperation agreement concerning construction of new nuclear power units in Armenia

Atomstroyexport and Slovenské elektrérne signed a contract to complete the nuclear island of Mohovce NPP (Slovak Republic)

September

Atomstroyexport and Jiangsu Nuclear Power Corporation (People’s Republic of China) signed a contract to produce a detailed design for Tianwan NPP Phase Two

The Russian Federation and the State of Kuwait signed a memorandum of cooperation in the peaceful use of atomic energy

October

The Russian Federation signed the Convention Concerning the Construction and Operation of the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe (FAIR)

ROSATOM and Vietnam Electricity signed an agreement concerning construction of the first NPP in the Republic of Vietnam5

JSC TVEL and the State Concern Nuclear Fuel (Ukraine) signed an agreement concerning implementation of a project to build a nuclear fuel fabrication plant in Ukraine

November

The world’s first guaranteed reserve of low enriched uranium under IAEA safeguards established in Angarsk, Irkutsk Region6

The first public report of ROSATOM (2009) presented to the State Duma and the Federation Council of the Russian Federation

Standard & Poor’s confirmed the ВВВ- long-term rating and ruAAA rating by the national scale earlier assigned to Atomenergoprom

December

Rostov-2 was put in commercial operation

Atomredmetzoloto closed the consolidation deal on the controlling block of stock of the uranium miner Uranium One Inc. (Canada)

Atomenergomash closed the consolidation deal on the controlling block of stock of EMSS Holdings Limited, which owns 92.68% of shares of Energomashspetsstal Works (Ukraine)

Phase One of the molybdenum-99 production line started up

The U.S. Congress ratified the 123 Agreement between the Russian Federation and the United States of America concerning cooperation in the peaceful uses of atomic energy

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