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Commercial operation on schedule for 2021, says Rostom Leningrad 2-2 has been connected to the grid and is delivering electrical energy for the first time. Courtesy Rosatom. The Leningrad 2-2 nuclear power plant in Sosnovy Bor, western Russia, has been synchonised to the grid and has started to deliver electrical energy for the first time, state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced on Friday.

Rosatom said the gross power of the 1,085-MW Generation III+ pressurised water reactor, or VVER, has been increased to 240 MW, or 20%, with the turbogenerator synchronised with the east European electric power grid.

Power will now be increased in steps to 100% with tests and inspections carried out at each power level.

After the completion of this pilot operation phase, the plant will be stopped for inspection of equipment and inspection by nuclear regulator Rostechnadzor.

Date: Saturday, 24 October 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/leningrad-2-2-synchronised-to-grid-and-delivering-electrical-energy-10-5-2020

Unit 2 of the Leningrad II nuclear power plant in Sosnovy Bor, in Western Russia, was connected to the national grid today for the first time. Following this trial operation, the unit will be shut down for an additional equipment inspection by a state commission, Rosatom said, before being put into commercial operation, which is scheduled for 2021. The new unit will replace Leningrad unit 2, which is an RBMK-1000 reactor.

Date: Saturday, 24 October 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Leningrad-II-unit-2-starts-grid-connected-trial-op

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Organisation on 15 October signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Canadian government, which sets out terms for the transfer of Canadian-supplied nuclear material (tritium), and tritium-related equipment and technology.

Date: Friday, 23 October 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscanada-returns-to-iter-8195013

The world's most powerful nuclear-powered icebreaker, Russia’s Arktika, the lead ship of Project 22220, was formally commissioned and began operation on 21 October.

Date: Friday, 23 October 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsarktika-formally-commissioned-8195022

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has announced that Rosatom Technical Academy (Rosatom Tech) has become the first IAEA Collaborating Centre to extend its work with the Vienna-based agency into three different programmatic areas: nuclear sciences and applications, nuclear security and nuclear energy.

Date: Friday, 23 October 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Rosatom-Tech-extends-role-as-IAEA-Collaborating-Ce

Russia plans to build the world's only uranium plant using waste-free technology, JSC VNIPIpromtechnologii (Engineering Centre of ARMZ Uranium Holding, the Mining Division of Rosatom) announced.

Date: Thursday, 22 October 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrosatom-plans-waste-free-uranium-plant-8191180

After leaving the Iter project in 2003, Canada has now signed a cooperation agreement with the ITER Organisation for the transfer of Canadian-supplied tritium, and tritium-related equipment and technology. The agreement follows the signing in April 2018 of a Memorandum of Understanding to explore how Canada could participate in the project to construct the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor.

Date: Thursday, 22 October 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Canada-agrees-to-participate-in-ITER-fusion-projec

Five unique vehicles made specifically to ensure the fire safety of the Akademik Lomonosov floating nuclear power plant have arrived in the northernmost city of Russia, Pevek, where the vessel is moored.

Date: Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsspecial-fire-trucks-delivered-for-russias-fnpp-8191153

Workers at Russia’s Kursk II nuclear power plant have begun concreting of the floors of the main circulation pump one month ahead of schedule.

Date: Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussias-kursk-ii-nuclear-plant-still-ahead-of-schedule-8191168

The Petrozavodskmash branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies has begun shipping the housings of the main circulation pumps for unit 1 of the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh.

Date: Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmore-equipment-shipped-for-bangladesh-nuclear-plant-8187569