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Rosatom is Russia's state nuclear monopoly.

Working in the UK

In September 2013 Rosatom joined forces with Finnish utility Fortum and UK-based Rolls-Royce to explore building and operating VVER nuclear power plants in the UK. Rosatom’s VVER reactors currently operate in 11 countries. It has been working closely with Rolls-Royce since the two companies signed a memorandum of understanding in 2011.

The three companies will work on preparation for a VVER reactor generic design assessment and assessing opportunities for licensing of a nuclear power plant construction site in the UK.

To facilitate this work, on 5 September 2013 ROSATOM and the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change signed a Memorandum of cooperation. The meeting between Rosatom’s Director General, Sergey Kirienko and Minister of State for Energy of the Department for Energy and Climate Change of the United Kingdom, Michael Fallon. World Nuclear News reported that,

Fallon said that he welcomed the agreements signed by the three companies, adding that all reactor technologies adopted in the UK must meet the “stringent and independent” regulatory standards required in the UK and the EU.


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