Russia starts building Turkey’s first nuclear power plant

The facility is expected to provide 10% of the nation’s electricity requirements

Russia’s nuclear production hits atomic heights

Russian nuclear energy production increased up to 18.9% last year. That’s according to Rosatom, the nation’s nuclear energy body, which says this has increased from 18.3% in 2016. In 2017, electricity generation from Russian nuclear power plants reached nearly 203 billion kWh, a marked rise on the 196 billion kWh of power produced in 2016. […]

Russia to build nuclear power station in Nigeria

Russian energy giant Rosatom is to build and operate a nuclear power plant in Nigeria. The two nations have also signed agreements for the construction of a research centre housing a multi-purpose nuclear research reactor. They will conduct feasibility studies for the project, which will include site screening as well as establishing the capacity, equipment […]

Russia’s Rosneft and Rosatom sign co-operation agreement

Russian energy giant Rosneft has signed a co-operation agreement with state-owned nuclear company Rosatom. The two companies will work together in areas including exploration of technologies and equipment, offshore operations and support in the Arctic as well as energy efficiency projects. They will also develop and approve a ‘Scientific Technical Co-operation Programme’. “To carry out […]

Russia builds floating nuclear power plant

The Cold War has long since thawed – but Russia is still trying to get one over the rest of the world in the technological stakes. Nuclear missiles aren’t the name of the game though – the nation is building a floating nuclear power plant which it hopes to switch on in September 2016. Last […]

Russia and UAE sign ‘peaceful’ nuclear agreement

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Russia signed an agreement for cooperation in the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. The ‘Intergovernmental Agreement’ was signed by the head of the Russian nuclear corporation ROSATOM and UAE’s Deputy Energy Minister. Sergey Kirienko, Director General of ROSATOM said: “This is an integrated agreement which provides for […]

Russia to buy stake in UK Horizon nuclear project?

Russia could take a hand in Britain’s nuclear power industry, as the country’s state nuclear firm Rosatom today confirmed to ELN the UK is a “very attractive” market. Some reports are also suggesting Rosatom has expressed an interest in the UK’s Horizon project. The Horizon project is owned by E.ON and RWE npower but last month […]

Siemens drops nuclear power

International energy giant Siemens will leave the field of nuclear power to focus on renewable technologies. Their Chief Executive said that the German government’s decision to perform a U-turn on their energy policy was the reason. Peter Löscher, chief executive of Siemens, is reported to have told German paper Der Spiegel the company would have […]

PM talks up energy trade links on Moscow visit

The Prime Minister has talked up the energy trade links between Britain and Russia on a visit to Moscow. One agreement could spell £1billion worth of business for the nuclear industry. In a speech this morning at Moscow State University, Mr Cameron accepted that the two powers have had a “difficult relationship” for some time […]