As the development of new business lines and international activities is part of the general strategy, they play an important role and become the Concern’s activity priorities. As before, the international activity is mainly aimed at operational safety and reliability of NPPs built abroad under Russian designs, as well as at extension of equipment service life.
One of the Concern’s priorities is development of new business lines: creation and introduction of new products both in the Russian and international markets.
Currently, the Division’s New Business Lines Portfolio contains four major areas surrounding mainly the Division’s core activities and several new businesses focused on diversification and supporting core activities.
NPPs servicing abroad is one of the Power Engineering Division’s strategic initiatives. It is executed by the Concern and the Division’s organizations featuring the required competence, and reference experience in implementing foreign projects at all staged of the NPP life cycle.
The Products are currently at different stages of maturity and lifecycle. Long-term development strategies have been developed for the whole range of products. Consideration was given to all possibilities of the intra- and cross-divisional business.
The Concern is responsible for implementation of Rosatom State Corporation Project for Assistance in Creation or Enhancement of National Infrastructures of Nuclear Power Industry in Countries Building or Planning to Build Nuclear Facilities under Russian Designs (hereinafter —"nuclear infrastructure" — NI).
As part of the Project, assistance is provided to partner countries (Bangladesh, Belarus, Jordan, Nigeria, Turkey, and Vietnam) for establishment of national NI.
Joint Working Groups for NI were created with partner countries. At the first meetings held, we developed, coordinated, and subsequently approved during the meetings of Joint Coordinating Committees according to international agreements the bilateral cooperation plans for NI development. A package proposal was prepared for provision of services in the NI area, including a service contraction mechanism for assistance in NI establishment, and draft contracts for services rendering. In addition, we completed development of core training courses for NI, created a model and a 'prototype' of the nuclear industry NI in a newcomer country. Cooperation is being established in the NI area with other partners planning to construct NPPs and research reactors according to Russian projects (Bolivia, Egypt, Ghana, RSA).
Interaction with IAEA is established in relation to NI matters; NI operations are being coordinated with Rostekhnadzor.
Servicing, Commissioning, and Operation are key products for the whole sector and at the present stage represent the bulk of the orders portfolio for a decade.
One of the Division's objectives for the coming three-year period is to bring all products of the NPP Servicing Abroad category to a single steady stage of development with robust financial results and guaranteed portfolio of orders for the medium term.
It was decided to spin off RASU JSC as a separate legal entity in order for the automated process control system business to be out of the Division's supervision as a result of indepth analysis of the market prospects and internal competencies of the Concern on the level of Rosatom State Corporation.
Services for Adjacent Markets will allow to diversify the product range and open a window of possibilities for application of long-term experience of the Concern's professionals in other sectors and in a wider range of markets.
In 2015, AtomEnergoSbyt JSC, a subsidiary of Rosenergoatom Concern JSC, continued operations under the status of the ‘last resort supplier’ of power in the Kursk, Tver, Smolensk, and Murmansk Oblasts through established branches and standalone structural units. Net supply of electricity in 2015 is nearly two times higher versus 2014 (7.93 bln kWh); meanwhile, a considerable growth is shown among non-industrial consumers (41% up versus 2014) and population (56% up versus 2014).
In 2015, Atomenergopromsbyt JSC 1 as an In- dependent Supplier focused on ensuring secure energy supply to industrial consumers and implementing projects for consumers access to wholesale electricity market. Net supply of electricity by Atomenergopromsbyt JSC in 2015 totaled 3.58 bln kWh.
In 2015, all branches of AtomEnergoSbyt JSC started selling goods and services as part of Additional Products (B2B and B2C) development. First revenues were generated in the following sectors:
As part of implementation of Rosatom State Corporation strategy aimed at penetrating international power markets abroad in 2015, several memoranda of understanding and agreements on power sales by the Baltic NPP under construction were signed with major European energy holdings.
The project for construction of the Data Processing Center with the total capacity of 80 MW ensured the entrance to a high added value segment while reducing costs for computing power of the nuclear industry enterprises. There will be 8 000 racks in total. Most of them will be supplied by Rostelecom PJSC under a long-term contract made. This allowed to reduce risk load on the project and ensure a stable portfolio of orders in the long run.
In 2015, the Concern assumed the responsibility to prepare the next (seventh) national report of the Russian Federation on discharge of obligations under the Convention on Nuclear Safety.
As part of the long-term program of IAEA Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) missions, an OSART mission was conducted in November 2015 at the Novovoronezh NPP. The results were among the highest throughout OSART history (one recommendation, nine proposals, seven examples of good practice in Training and Qualifications, Technical Support, Radiation Protection, Chemistry, and Severe Accident Management).
As part of preparations for the next OSART mission planned for 2017 at the Leningrad NPP, a non-budgetary project was organized to provide advisory support to the Leningrad NPP in operational safety matters.
In pursuance of the IAEA Action Plan for nuclear security, the Concern assumed the obligation to conduct the IAEA Corporate OSART Mission 2 in Q4 2018. The IAEA officially approved its readiness to conduct such a mission at the Concern.
The Concern is the largest WANO member organization in the Moscow Center (MC).
In 2015, Andrey Petrov, CEO of the Concern, was elected member of the WANO Governing Board. Vasily Aksenov, First Deputy CEO — Chief Engineer of Atomenergoremont JSC became new director of the WANO Moscow Center.
In 2015, top management of the Concern took part in all major events of WANO, including the 13th General Assembly of WANO (Canada).
Russian NPPs hosted five peer audits. One of them was a pre-start peer audit at the Novovoronezh NPP.
Key Initiatives in 2015:
The first design information inspection of a Russian plant will be held at the Kola NPP in 2017.
In 2015, the Concern continued operation of the Regional Crisis Center for nuclear power plants with VVER-type reactors, which was established on the basis of the Concern's Crisis Center (six international emergency drills were held with participation of the Regional Crisis Center for VVER-reactor NPPs). In addition, activities of the WANO MC representatives were supported at the Concern's NPP facilities.
In 2015 the European Utility Requirements (EUR), Steering Committee adopted a resolution to perform assessment of VVER-TOI project compliance with European operator companies' requirements. One of the technical leaders of assessment is EDF 5 .
ÉLECTRICITÉ DE FRANCE (FRANCE)
The Concern has been cooperating with EDF for over 20 years now. Following exchange in operational experience with EDF, the Concern adjusts work plans, amends regulating and governing documents, compares and adjusts approaches to task solving.
In 2015, а workshop discussion was held on the approaches used in Russia and France to assess hydrogen explosion safety; EDF experience in installing hydrogen recombiners at the Concern NPPs was used.
The Concern experts took part in a safety inspection at the Flamanville NPP as observers. Positive EDF practice in inspection activities during NPP commissioning was tested and approved at the Concern's NPPs, and the inspection plan for 2016 was amended as required.
As part of the Concern’s agreement with the EDF Materials Aging Institute (hereinafter — MAI), Russian experts and employees of MAI member companies exchange experimental data and knowledge. The R&D results achieved by the Concern in cooperation with MAI are used by Russian organizations in comparative analysis of methods and approaches for extension of Russian NPP operation periods. Joint work with global leaders in this sector enables developing Russian technologies in the area of NPP equipment durability and lifespan, and conducting joint international research, comparative analysis of methods and approaches for ensuring reliability of obtained results.
In 2015, implementation of a series of projects with MAI member companies began:
Cooperation of the Concern with Iberdrola remains relevant.
The key result of 2015 was exchange of information on the issues important for the Concern. They are as follows:
During the Russian-Spanish business forum, the Concern’s CEO confirmed interest in cooperation with Iberdrola in third parties.
COOPERATION WITH NORDIC COUNTRIES
As part of existing agreements, cooperation of the Leningrad and Kola NPPs was furthered with SSM (Sweden), STUK (Finland), and IPE / NRPA (Norway).
Projects were focused on the following areas in 2015: emergency preparedness, decommissioning, and radioactive waste handling and disposal, etc.
The Concern representatives became members of the Russian-Scandinavian task force for emergency preparedness created by Rosatom State Corporation at the initiative of Scandinavian countries (the task force includes representatives of Sweden, Finland, and Norway, besides Russia).
1ST WORLD NUCLEAR EXHIBITION IN LE BOURGET (attended by the Concern CEO)
International Conference of the French Nuclear Energy Society (attended by the Concern CEO)
13TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF WANO (attended by the Concern CEO)
OSART mission at the Novovoronezh NPP
Follow-up peer audits by WANO MC at the Rostov, Smolensk, and Kursk NPPs
International insurance inspections at the Kursk and Kola NPPs
IAEA TECHNICAL MEETING on Topical Issues of Severe Accident Analysis and Management at Nuclear Power Plants (60 participants, 25 out of them — foreign representatives)
Presentation of the IAEA report on the Fukushima accident (attended by 140 industry representatives)
Workshop with EDF on hydrogen safety evaluation
MEETINGS OF COORDINATING COMMITTEES under inter-government agreements and joint working groups as part of the Nuclear Infrastructure project.
Meetings of steering and coordinating committees with major partners: WANO, EDF, Iberdrola, Nordic countries