Rosatom's Institute To Assist China In Implementing Nuclear Energy Projects - Report

Rosatom's Institute to Assist China in Implementing Nuclear Energy Projects - Report

Russia's Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (RIAR), which is part of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, will assist China in carrying out prospective projects in various areas related to nuclear energy, RIAR's annual report for 2018 showed

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 27th May, 2019) Russia's Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (RIAR), which is part of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, will assist China in carrying out prospective projects in various areas related to nuclear energy, RIAR's annual report for 2018 showed.

"A memorandum of understanding on scientific and technical cooperation in the field of peaceful use of nuclear energy between the RIAR and China Institute of Atomic Energy is being prepared for signing," the report said.

According to the report, one of the most promising areas for collaboration is resuming cooperation in the field of consulting services on China's CFR-600 fast-neutron reactor construction project, which was set out in a package of documents on nuclear energy cooperation that was signed in 2018.

Moreover, the report stressed that Russia and China had held negotiations to conclude several future contracts on jointly implementing reactor and post-reactor studies.

Beijing asked Moscow whether it wanted to work together in building a pilot CFR-600 reactor in 2017. China started building the reactor in December of that year. On June 8, 2018, the two countries signed nuclear cooperation agreements, the most ever signed in the history of bilateral cooperation in this area. They included an intergovernmental agreement to build the CFR-600 reactor and a framework contract on supplying equipment and services for the project.

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