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Cooperation with International Organisations
Atomenergoprom’s international activities are aimed at completing the main tasks of developing the nuclear industry in Russia, increasing economic efficiency and nuclear safety of the industry enterprises. It implies constructive interaction with international nuclear organizations, such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the World Nuclear Association (WNA), World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO). In particular, the cooperation of the company’s subsidiary, Rosenergoatom Concern, with WANO allows to continuously increase the nuclear safety of Russian nuclear power plants operation.
International activity includes cooperation carried out within the framework of intergovernmental agreements, as well direct agreements with foreign enterprises and organizations. For example, Uranium Holding ARMZ actively increases its cooperation with foreign partners in development of uranium deposites: an uranium production joint venture has been created with Kazakhstan, similar ventures are planned with Canada, Armenia, Mongolia, the Republic of South Africa. Atomenergoprom participates in the implementation of intergovernmental agreement on development of International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER). In particular, a plant for superconducting materials for this reactor is being created within the framework of the project at Chepetsky Mechanical Plant.
AEP also interacts with a number of foreign partners, thus carrying out a policy if broadening cooperative collaboration in the world nuclear industry. For example, on March 20, 2008, a framework partnership agreement was concluded with Toshiba Corporation.
Finally, foreign trade activity should not be forgotten. Atomenergoprom subsidiaries actively participate in international tenders for NPP construction abroad, fuel supplies for nuclear power plants in the countries of Eastern and Western Europe, process equipment supplies, etc. Creation of the company will facilitate a more coordinated policy for participation in such tenders.
We are prepared to develop cooperation with foreign countries virtually in all areas of the nuclear fuel cycle. In the first place, in increasing uranium reserve base and power machine engineering development. There are plans to acquire foreign assets and create joint ventures with leading foreign partners. An example of such international production cooperation is the joint venture for manufacturing slow-speed turbines with the Alstom.
Additional information may be obtained from the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom's Communications Department (also functions as the Atomenergoprom's Press Service) at +7 499 949-4650, 949-4078 or by E-mail