South African reporter, Matthew le Cordeur, working for Channel Fin24 provides a written and video report of his visit to a Russian nuclear power station and nuclear power component manufacturing plant. Shortages of plentiful, reliable energy in certain parts of South Africa will be holding back economic development. The country is looking to Russia for a possible source of nuclear energy. Following South Africa will be other countries on the African Continent. Other leading countries' nuclear power plants are more expensive.
ROSATOM is the Russian Federation national nuclear corporation bringing together circa 400 nuclear companies and R&D institutions that operate in the civilian and defense sectors. With almost 70 years' expertise in the nuclear field, we are a global leader in technologies and competencies offering cutting-edge industry solutions. We work on a global scale to provide comprehensive nuclear services that range from uranium enrichment to nuclear waste treatment.
Rosatom, Pocatom - The BN-800 reactor is a sodium-cooled fast breeder reactor, built at the Beloyarsk Nuclear Power Station, in Zarechny, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia. Designed to generate electrical power of 880 MW in total, the plant is the final step to the commercial plutonium cycle breeder. It is planned to start producing electricity in October, 2014.