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MOSCOW, November 8 (Itar-Tass) —— The Russian Atomic Energy State Corporation (Rosatom) has reported changes in its management.
“Valery Limarenko was appointed interim president of the Atomstroiexport company. Simultaneously, he will head the Nizhny Novgorod Engineering Company of the Atomenergoproekt company [NIAEP] ,” a Rosatom official told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.
“Former Atomstroiexport director Alexander Glukhov was appointed as advisor to the Rosatom Director General,” the official said.
Earlier, Rosatom decided to merge NIAEP and Atomstroiexport.
“The merger of two leading companies will give a synergetic effect and will help increase their competitiveness,” said the new chief of the two companies, Doctor of Economics Valery Limarenko.
Atomstroiexport is the leading company in the Russian atomic energy industry. It is Russia’s major general contractor for the construction of nuclear power plants abroad.
The Nizhny Novgorod Engineering Company of the Atomenergoproekt company [NIAEP] is one of three design institutions of the Rosatom state corporation. In 2010, NIAEP confirmed efficiency and quality of its engineering skills, thus commissioning the second power unit of the Rostov NPP.
In November 2011, the company plans to launch the fourth power unit of the Kalinin NPP.
Atomenergoproekt is a subsidiary of the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom). It is an engineering company and general designer of nuclear power plants. The company designed projects of the biggest part of nuclear power plants constructed in Russia, East Europe and the CIS countries. In addition, Atomenergoproekt is the general designer of the Bushehr NPP in Iran, the Kudankulam NPP in India, and the Belene NPP in Bulgaria.
The company is the general designer and general contractor of the Novovoronezh NPP-2 project, which envisages construction of two power units and reactors of the VVER-1200 type under the AES-2006 project.