Privatisation of Russian state nuclear giant

Friday, February 3, 2012

Having spent five years combining its nuclear power, engineering and research enterprises into the single entity of Rosatom, the Russian government now sees privatisation of the firm as part of a plan for industrial modernisation.

Rosatom is just one of several vertically integrated state holding companies Russia established to "discourage the decline of the more intellectual sectors of national industry" in the post-Soviet era, wrote Vladimir Putin in the Vedomosti newspaper on 30 January.

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Russia proposes “electricity pipeline” to Germany

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Russia is proposing to build a high-voltage electricity cable from Kaliningrad to Germany across the Baltic Sea to export power produced from a newly to be built nuclear power plant. The cable would be laid alongside the last part of the gas pipeline Nordstream that Gazprom is building together with western partners and that will be used to transport gas direct from Russia to Germany across the Baltic Sea. The electricity cable would similarly bypass third countries, in this case Poland. A representative from the German Ministry of Economic Affairs says he does not expect Germany to be willing to acquiesce to the plan. ‘I cannot imagine that the German public will want to import nuclear power (“Atomstrom”) from Russia’, he says.

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Enel, Inter RAO To Collaborate On Future Nuclear Projects

Monday, May 3, 2010

Enel and Inter RAO have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in
future nuclear projects and building new technical innovation, energy efficiency, distribution, both in Russia and Eastern Europe.

The companies plan to develop a new nuclear plant in Kaliningrad, which is said to be the first public-private partnership in the nuclear sector in Russia.

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Italy's ENEL may join Russia nuclear power plant

Thursday, October 1, 2009

MOSCOW, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Italy's power firm Enel is interested in joining a project to build a nuclear power station in Russia's region of Kaliningrad, the project leader Inter RAO said on Thursday. Inter RAO's Chief Executive Yevgeny Dod told reporters his company was also talking to other potential foreign partners.

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Energy-hungry Poland eyes nuclear plants

Friday, October 17, 2008

WARSAW - Poland hopes to reduce its heavy reliance on coal, which produces harmful greenhouse gases, by building a few nuclear power plants by 2030, Deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister Waldemar Pawlak said on Thursday.

Pawlak's ministry is currently working on a new energy strategy designed to meet the Polish economy's booming demand for electricity and to modernize its communist-era power plants.

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Russia to build 26 nuclear power reactors

Friday, October 3, 2008

Russia intends to build 26 major nuclear power reactors over twelve years to come, chief of the state-run corporation Rosatom, Sergei Kiriyenko, said. Kiriyenko was speaking at the 52nd general conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 29th september.

"The pace of commissioning new nuclear power reactors is pegged to our current plans, but it can be adjusted in terms of scale and deadlines," he said."Construction work is underway at five sites (Leningrad, Novovoronezh, Kalinin, Rostov and Beloyarsk NPPs)," he said, adding that design and exploration work was in progress on another 14 reactor projects.

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Russia to Build Nuclear Plant in Kaliningrad

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Russia's nuclear energy monopoly Rosatom has agreed on construction of a new power plant in Russia's European exclave of Kaliningrad, the company said.

Rosatom chief Sergei Kiriyenko inked the deal Wednesday, Aug. 27, for the construction of the plant about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from the capital of the Baltic Sea exclave between Poland and Lithuania.

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Russia plans nuclear plant for Kaliningrad exclave

Monday, April 28, 2008

VILNIUS - An announcement by Moscow that it intended to build two nuclear reactors in the Kaliningrad region triggered dismay and alarm in neighboring Lithuania, which is struggling to get plans for its own atomic power plant off the ground.

Sergey Kiriyenko, head of the Rosatom nuclear energy agency, announced on April 16 that Russia would build two reactors with a combined 2,300 megawatts output in the region of Kaliningrad. He signed a framework agreement together with Kaliningrad Governor Georgy Boos.

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Russia plans nuclear project for Kaliningrad

Monday, April 21, 2008

MOSCOW. (RIA Novosti commentator Tatyana Sinitsyna) - Russian plans to build a nuclear power plant in the Kaliningrad Region have provoked protests from Europeans concerned about environmental and radiological safety.

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Russia eyes Kaliningrad site for 1 gigawatt nuclear power station

Friday, April 18, 2008

MOSCOW (Thomson Financial) - Rosatom nuclear energy agency head Sergei Kiriyenko said Russia wants build a nuclear power plant in the Kaliningrad territory in order to provide electricity to domestic and international markets, Interfax reported.

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