Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Russia to Consolidate Civillian Nuclear Agencies

From Reuters:

Russia will restructure its nuclear industry over the next year to boost atomic power generation, its nuclear chief said on Tuesday.

The work is central to a longer term plan by President Vladimir Putin to raise the share of nuclear energy to 25 percent of electricity production from 16 now, which would involve building at least two reactors a year.

"The main aspects of the restructuring of the civilian parts of the atomic sector must be completed within a year, a year from now," Sergei Kiriyenko, the head of Russia's nuclear energy agency (Rosatom), told reporters.

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If the plan is implemented Atomprom would include nuclear power company Rosenergoatom -- which controls Russia's nuclear power stations -- and the civilian units of Rosatom.

Rosatom's main units are Tekhsnabexport (Tenex), the state owned uranium trader, TVEL, the state owned nuclear fuel producer and trader, and Atomstroiexport, the state controlled builder of nuclear reactors abroad.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Putin really is a great leader. As they boost electrical production by nuclear they can probably export more gas that they otherwise would be burning for electricity as well.

2 plants a year is quite ambitious for Russia's economic size. But obviously this kind of development will help to rapidly increase Russia's economic size.