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Rosatom ready to attract Japan to participate in nuclear power projects in third countries

November 27, 2015, 10:59 UTC+3 TOKYO
This would involve the supply of various types of equipment, including turbines, control systems and other equipment for nuclear power plants
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TOKYO, November 27. /TASS/. Rosatom is ready to attract Japanese equipment suppliers for its overseas projects for the construction of nuclear power plants, Rosatom Deputy CEO Kirill Komarov said Friday.

"Rosatom is the world's largest company with the largest portfolio of nuclear power plants abroad," he said. "We are ready to actively invite Japanese companies to cooperate in the implementation of these projects," he added.

He noted that it would involve the supply of various types of equipment, including turbines, control systems and other equipment for nuclear power plants.

"Japan has large companies with a vast experience in this field," he said. "Toshiba, Mitsubishi, and a number of other companies with extensive experience in the production of equipment for nuclear power plants," he added.

However, he noted that Russia has enough of its own capacities for the production of the related energy equipment and is able to produce it. "But there so many projects now and so much is needed that there is enough space for all," Komarov said.

Russia ready to cooperate with Japan on fast-neutron reactors

Rosatom is ready to develop cooperation with Japan on projects in the field of -neutron reactors, Rosatom Deputy CEO went on to say.

In early November 2015, the first stage of the power start of the fast neutron reactor BN-800 was held at Beloyarsk NPP site in Russia. The object belongs to the closed-loop reactors, which will help minimizing radioactive waste and not expand the fuel base of the nuclear power industry.

"There has been no substantive discussion on the issue yet. But we're ready for it, if Japanese companies are interested, of course we will [work together - TASS]," he said.

Komarov noted that Russia has a lot of experience in this field.

"We have finished the construction of BN-800 reactor. However, this is not our first "fast" reactor. For many years we have successfully used the BN-600 reactor. It gives us substantial knowledge about how to work with this "fast" technology," Komarov said.

He added that by 2025 the corporation expects to implement the project on commercial fast-neutron reactors. "Russia has the biggest experience in the world with "fast" reactors and we are certainly ready for broad international cooperation," he concluded.

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