International Power Engineering Forum «Atomexpo – 2013» summarizes the results


Saint Petersburg (Russia) has become the centre of attraction of nuclear power technologies from all over the world for a while. 2 events took place simultaneously in the city on the Neva: V International Industry Forum «Atomexpo – 2013» and the biggest top-level conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). This year Atomexpo Forum has celebrated its 5 years’ jubilee. For this period of time it has become one of the central sites for exchange of opinions between the leading international experts of the nuclear power industry. Exposition of over 100 Russian and foreign companies were presented to the participants. Over 2,000 people from 42 countries took part in the events.




Executives of the largest energy organizations and experts discussed the future of nuclear generation in the next decade. Having examined the expositions of Atomexpo, the Director General of IAEA Yukiya Amano was extremely interested in Russian nuclear power technologies. He was a bit surprised by the fact that «TVEL» OJSC (is a part of «Rosatom» State Corporation) manufactures fuel for west-designed reactors «Fuel cluster - square», which is indicated of the demand for Russian technologies abroad. Mr. Amano was also interested in use of innovations of the nuclear power engineering in adjacent spheres – in constructions (seismic reinforcements of buildings, using carbon fiber), in medicine (use of portable neutron generators in clinics for diagnostics of diseases).


Topical sessions, dedicated to integrated approaches to development of nuclear power engineering, staff training and innovational projects in nuclear generation took place in the Forum. By the existing tradition participants of Atomexpo expanded topical expositions, presenting achievements in the specific spheres of business, science and production. The delegates discussed urgent problems of the international nuclear law, environment protection, nuclear fuel cycle in the format of round tables and symposia. Heavy and interesting business program allows the participants to share experience, to determine the development prospects of the branch and to establish partnership relations.


Head of the Design Department of Akkuyu NPP Valery Biyezbardis spoke with a report at Atomexpo. In his presentation on the subject «Construction of Akkuyu NPP. Requirements to the staff of the contract organizations on the part of Akkuyu NPP JSC» he told about the key stages of the project implementation, about interaction of the participants of the process of licensing and construction of the facility, about requirements to the general contractor and technical customer, about opportunities of participation of Turkish companies in construction of the nuclear power plant. Journalists of the world leading mass media came to Saint Petersburg to cover the event. Within the work of the Forum the Chief Executive Officer of Akkuyu NPP JSC Alexander Superfin gave an interview to Russian and foreign mass media, told about the progress of construction of the first NPP in Turkey. The detailed information on the status of Akkuyu NPP project in the form of presentations was demonstrated at the stand of Russian concern «Rosenergoatom» (one of the shareholders of Akkuyu NPP (92.85%) and technical customer). 



Participation of the heads of the largest enterprises of the nuclear power industry in the forum was not aimed only at exchange of information and technologies, but also study of possible development trajectories of the nuclear power industry in the near-term and in long-term prospect. As a responsible supplier «Rosatom» offers a full complex of partner services to foreign countries. This was stated within Atomexpo by the General Director of Russian State Corporation Sergey Kiriyenko. «We believe it is correct to tell about the integrated offer as a basis of safety of development of nuclear power engineering in the world», - the head of Rosatom said. According to his words, such a complex offer includes, first of all, modern project of the nuclear power plant with safety parameters and guarantee of support of its operation, supply of fuel and assurance of the life cycle of the nuclear power plant.




Press-Service of Akkuyu NPP