Development of International Cooperation
JSC "TECHSNABEXPORT" participates in implementing the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM's strategy with regard to devising new mechanisms for cooperation with foreign players in the NFC products and services market.
In the reporting year cooperation with Japanese energy companies has been continued with regard to the project for conversion of the regenerated uranium stored in the UK at the JSC "SCP" ("Regenerat" project). The implementation of this project will help Russia enter a new segment of the NFC products and services market.
In this context, the ratification of the Russian-Japanese inter-governmental agreement on cooperation in peaceful use of atomic energy of 2009 by the Japanese parliament was the crucial event of the year. After completing the procedures stated in the agreement, there are plans to develop full regulations on cooperation with regard to all aspects of the practical implementation of the agreement, including the formulation of mutually acceptable control measures for the Japanese nuclear materials that are to be reprocessed in Russia. The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM has already signed similar agreements with Australia, Canada and the US.
Cooperation with the Japanese companies is ensured with support from the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan (FEPCO).
Despite the Fukushima accident the Japanese government and nuclear community have not lost interest in completing the projects that are underway, including the establishment of the new transport corridor.