The seminar on Russian solutions in the Centres of Nuclear Science and Technology (CSNT) establishment field, organised by ROSATOM, was held in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) on 7th June.
More than 50 Russian and Mongolian nuclear energy specialists took part in the seminar: heads and representatives of ROSATOM, Nuclear Energy Commission under the Government of Mongolia, as well as researchers and scientists.
Wide range of issues were discussed during the seminar, ranging from the construction of the Centre of Nuclear Science and Technology comprehensive proposal, to the ROSATOM decisions on topic of creating high-quality infrastructure and training personnel.
The seminar participants had an opportunity to get acquainted with the competitive advantages of ROSATOM on the international market in the field of nuclear energy modern development trends. According to Dmitry Vysotsky (JSC Rusatom Overseas, director of research reactors), the creation of the Centre of Nuclear Science and Technology is an extremely important project in the sphere of cooperation between Russia and Mongolia. “The Centre has great importance for the scientific cooperation of our countries. The creation of the CSNT in Mongolia will also create additional jobs. Another advantage of the project is the possibility of producing isotopes for medical and industrial purposes. The construction of the centre will provide a new level of mining technology. In the long term, a network of radiation centres can be created, this will allow to preserve food products longer” said Dmitry Vysotsky.
Secretary of the Nuclear Energy Commission Gun-Aajav Manlaijav noted the importance of the CSNT project for Mongolia: “First of all, the establishment of the centre will contribute to the development of Mongolian nuclear scientists research conditions. Secondly, this will be an important step on the way to the development of nuclear energy personnel. When Mongolia will start using nuclear energy we will need professionals. Third, the centre will provide economic benefits in terms of import substitution in areas such as nuclear technology in the food sector, agriculture and health, and in production of radioactive isotopes. I am confident that the seminar is an important step for the implementation of the CSNT project construction in Mongolia.”
For more than 60 years research reactors contribute to the development of scientific innovation and education in more than 50 countries around the world. At the moment, there are 245 workers in research reactors in the world, 58 installations are operated on the Russian Federation territory. ROSATOM has built more than 120 research reactors in Russia and abroad.