Kazatomprom, Rosatom mull construction of nuke plant in Kazakhstan
Astana, Kazakhstan, Oct. 16
By Daniar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Kazakhstan's state-owned nuclear holding company Kazatomprom and Russia's state-owned nuclear corporation Rosatom are set to discuss the construction of a nuclear power plant in Kazakhstan.
A message from the press service of Kazatomprom said on Oct. 13 that the Kazatomprom Chairman Nurlan Kapparov and the Rosatom Deputy CEO for International Relations Nikolay Spassky mulled the implementation of an integrated program of Kazakh-Russian cooperation in nuclear energy sector.
The parties said that steps have been already successfully taken to create mining enterprises and gain access to enrichment services.
Kapparov also visited the Ural Electrochemical Integrated Plant (UEIP) in Russia, to get acquainted with the facility, according to the message.
The Ural Electrochemical Integrated Plant (UEIP), an enterprise within the Rosatom, is located in the Russian city of Novouralsk.
The UEIP is the world's largest uranium enrichment plant. Some 25 percent plus one share in the UEIP belongs to the Center of Uranium Enrichment, a joint venture of Kazakhstan and Russia, located in Novouralsk.
After visiting the UEIP, the Kazatomprom delegation departed for Moscow, to continue there the discussion on further bilateral cooperation between Kazakhstan and Russia.
The Russian state-run nuclear corporation Rosatom brings together over 270 enterprises and scientific organizations, including all civilian nuclear companies of Russia, nuclear weapons industry enterprises, and the world's sole nuclear-powered icebreaker fleet.
The Rosatom is the largest generating company in Russia, which secures the production of over 40 percent of electricity in Russia's European part.
The Kazatomprom is Kazakhstan's national operator for export of uranium and its compounds, rare metals, nuclear fuel for nuclear power plants, special equipment, technologies and double-use materials.
Its main activities include geological exploration, uranium production, nuclear fuel cycle production, construction materials production, energy industry, science, social security and training of personnel.