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Russian leading universities receive more than hundred Jordanian students


[10/1/2017 5:54:30 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Russia’s Rosenergoatom, the world’s No.2 company for nuclear power generating capacities, this month marked its 25th anniversary.

A quarter of a century is a long time for an industry as hi-tech as nuclear power, and a look at the results of Rosenergoatom’s operation provides important insights into how much the nuclear power industry has developed over the past 25 years, the corporation said in a statement.

The statement also said that Russian leading universities had received more than a hundred nuclear engineering Jordanian graduates and students.

Today, Rosenergoatom is Russia’s largest power generation company and the operator of all of Russia’s nuclear power plants, with 35 units and a total generating capacity of 27.9 GWe, added the statement.

Since 1992, Rosenergoatom commissioned eight new power units in Russia and extended the service lifetime for a further 25 Russian power units. At present, the electricity generated at all of Russia’s NPPs accounts for nearly a fifth (18.3%) of the country’s total power output, the statement explained.

Rosenergoatom is also involved in the construction of eight new nuclear power units in Russia, as well as providing servicing and maintenance for Russia-designed nuclear power plants in 12 countries, from Finland to China. In some of these countries, Rosenergoatom is in fact the local market leader for power generation.

Over these past 25 years, the amount of electric power produced by Russia’s nuclear power plants has totalled a massive 3.8 trillion kWh.

While the number is impressive on its own, it is far from being Rosenergoatom’s only momentous achievement. In particular, the Russian NPPs load factor has increased from just over 50% to a solid 85.95%.

No less important are the advances in safety that have meant that, since 1999, there has not been a single accident at Russian NPPs above Level 1 (the lowest level) on the IAEA’s International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale.

Following on these pioneering accomplishments, Rosenergoatom has more ambitious projects in the pipeline, as well as a busy schedule ahead. For one thing, it is to commission two new units at Russian NPPs, which in itself is no small task. For another, it plans to launch its own data centre, which will enable the company to manage its own data processing and storage system.

Rosenergoatom is actively developing its programmes in nuclear infrastructure and NPP operating personnel training for partner countries, the latter of which will involve foreign specialists undergoing training at Russian nuclear facilities.

By the end of 2017, Rosenergoatom is likely in for another birthday present, as the nuclear power output in Russia is set to hit another record high.

These achievements blaze a trail for the global nuclear industry, expanding the limits of what was previously considered possible in terms of building up the world’s nuclear capacities.

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