Issue No. 37 Summer
(July 2012)


ENS News

Word from the President

High Scientific Council - Conference Highlight: TopSafe 2012

Social media – you can’t ignore them!

ENS Events

TopFuel 2012

ENC 2012 Career Event

ETRAP 2013

Member Societies

EPE2012 conference in Brno, Czech Republic: Focus on fusion

Romanian “Nuclear Energy” Association  - in action!

Extreme Light Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP)

News from the Hungarian Nuclear Society

Physics on Wheels – CERN

SNE News

Conference in Croatia on small and medium-size electricity grid


YGN Report

TopSafe 2012: The post-Fukushima Era

Austrian and German Nuclear Societies’ Young Generation Networks visit Chernobyl

Atoms for the Future 2012

AREN – Young Generation chapter organises workshop on knowledge transfer

Corporate Members

More than 4,000 people from 53 countries attend ATOMEXPO 2012

European Institutions

“Present supply of nuclear experts in EU is insufficient to cover demand until 2020 and needs a boost,” says EHRO-N

ENS World News

ENS sponsored conferences

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Editorial staff

TopFuel 2012

TopFuel 2012
2 - 6 September 2012 in Manchester, United Kingdom


ENC 2012

ENC 2012
9 - 12 December 2012 in Manchester, United Kingdom


Pime 2013

PIME 2013
17 - 20 February 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland

ETRAP 2013

ETRAP 2013
13 - 15 March 2013 in Vienna, Austria


More than 4,000 people from 53 countries attend ATOMEXPO 2012

On 6 June 2012, the ATOMEXPO 2012 International Forum, which is organised by Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation, ROSATOM, took place in Gostiny Dvor (Moscow).

The event brought together over 4,000 participants from 53 countries. More than 225 speakers gave presentations and reports on the most topical issues relating to nuclear energy. The main theme of the Forum was the Nuclear Power Industry Worldwide: One Year after Fukushima. Compared to last year, the number of representatives from new countries that are developing nuclear energy has doubled. Together with their colleagues from Russia, France, Germany, USA, Japan, and other countries, they discussed the prospects for international cooperation in the global nuclear market.


Participants in the Forum discussed a large range of issues, including what happened last year, possible solutions for nuclear legacy issues, the new Northern Sea Route, nuclear fuel market trends, etc.  During the round table discussion on an integrated approach to the development of the global nuclear industry, representatives of companies and ministries from countries like France, the Czech Republic, Turkey, South Africa and others discussed the benefits of ROSATOM’s comprehensive proposal regarding the global nuclear energy market.

The panel debate took place on June 5. It was broadcast live on Russian TV’s Channel 24, and its moderator was the famous Russian TV anchorman, Sergey Brilev. The participants in the panel debate were: Elizabeth Dipuo Peters, the Minister of Energy of the Republic of South Africa; Alexander Ozerets, the Minister of Energy of Belarus; Alexander Lokshin, First Deputy Director General of ROSATOM; Metin Kilci, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey; Ian Telfer, Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Uranium One; Lawrie Haynes, President of Rolls-Royce Nuclear;  Ruben Lazo, Chief Commercial Officer of AREVA; Takuya Hattori, President of Japan Atomic Industry Forum; Matti Ruotsala, Executive Vice-President of Fortum and Leonid Bolshov, President of the ATOMEXPO International Forum and Director of IBRAE RAN.

Representatives of Russian and foreign companies and ministries signed several bilateral agreements and memoranda of understanding during the Forum. On June 4, the governments of the Russian Federation and the Federal Republic of Nigeria signed a cooperation agreement for the design, construction, operation, and decommissioning of nuclear power plants in Nigeria. It was the first agreement to build nuclear power plants ever signed between ROSATOM and an African country. On the same day, the Director General of ROSATOM, Sergey Kirienko, and the State Minister for Information and Communication Technology of the Republic of Bangladesh, Yafes Osman, signed a memorandum for the creation of the first information center on nuclear energy in Bangladesh and for the training of personnel for the country’s nuclear industry. Also other signing ceremonies took place between Russian representatives and their counterparts from such countries as the USA, Mongolia, Australia, etc.

The accompanying exhibition featured exhibits from leading companies and organisations representing the world nuclear market, such as ROSATOM, TVEL, Concern Rosenergoatom, Atomenergomash, E4 Group, Kazatomprom, EdF, CEA (France), KSB, Siemens (Germany), CNNC (China), Rolls-Royce (UK) and others. The total surface area taken up by the Forum exhibition was double that of the previous year.

accompanying exhibition

For the first time a Forum mobile guide based on Apple iOS and Google Android was launched, as an application for smart phones and PC tablets. Another first were the information booths where delegates could find detailed information about the Forum, the programme and exhibitors.

The Forum was covered by about 400 representatives of the mass media, including press and TV representatives from a number of countries. These includedg India, China, Vietnam, South Africa, Japan, Iran, Turkey, Bulgaria, Hungary, UK, Germany, Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, etc.

The Atomexpo 2013 International Forum will be held, in Moscow, from 3 - 5 June, 2013.

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