A 42 member high power delegation comprising representatives of various countries and working in international organizations, including International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) visited Russia’s advanced nuclear power technologies, including Generation 3+ nuclear power unit , floating nuke plant and nuclear ice breaker in St. Petersburg.
The delegation visited the under operation Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) and under construction world’s second reactor of Generation III+ (VVER-1200) after Novorezh NPP at Phase II of Leningrad NPP, said a press release.
Two similar Russian Gen 3+ nuclear power units to be built by Rosatom at Rooppur of Pabna in Bangladesh.
“The most important agendum of the visit is the nuclear power and ecology. The plant is situated in one of the cleanest places of Leningrad Region and demonstrates that nuclear power is green. At the plant our guests have received comprehensive answers to all questions related to safety and could understand that Russian plants, in fact, are safest in the world,”-Vladimir Voronkov, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to an International Organization in Vienna, noted.
The delegation also visited Baltijskiy Zavod – Sudostroenie where they saw in detail the floating nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov (designed to supply electricity to the seaport of Pevek and companies based in Chukotka) and an under construction new generation nuclear icebreaker.
The delegation included diplomats and nuclear experts from Austria, Brazil, China, Jordan, Hungary, Panama, Peru, Republic of South Africa, Singapore, Sudan, Switzerland, Thailand and other countries.
Tebogo Seokolo, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the IAEA, chairman of the IAEA Board of Governors said, “This has been a very fruitful technical tour. Russia is a very important country in the area of nuclear energy. As the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the IAEA, I also know how active Russia is in the activities of the IAEA. It is very important to see and to learn from Russia’s experience in terms of how they are applying some of the guidelines the IAEA has elaborated and the innovation they continue to make, the improvements they are making in the area of the nuclear technology, nuclear security and access to nuclear materials, nuclear safety and nuclear culture”.
Russia as a leading member of the International Atomic Energy Agency and a member of the IAEA Board of Governors.