23 January 2019 – The Ruselectronics Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has installed radiation-resistant equipment for refuelling control at China’s Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant. The equipment was supplied as a part of construction of two new power units at the NPP. It is the first export supply of such equipment. Earlier on, Rostec already supplied its solutions to the Tianwan NPP, including automated workstations, industrial controllers and radiation control systems.
Special cameras make it possible to work at the distance of 30 cm from fuel assemblies with extremely high radiation indices (up to 1×107 rad/h) and considerable radiation dose accumulated during operation (up to 2×108 rad). Conventional equipment breaks down immediately under similar conditions. The supplied systems consist of a television camera with a guidance mechanism and an assembly joint installed in the radiation exposure zone and receiving-side equipment installed in the control room and not exposed to radiation.
Thermal imaging systems supplied to the Tianwan NPP and developed by JSC Rastr Research Institute for Industrial Television, a part of Ruselectronics Holding Company, were produced through cooperation between several Ruselectronics enterprises. At the same time, each of the system components is a unique process solution delivering the proper standards of equipment quality and reliability.
“China is our key partner in a very broad range of industries, including nuclear power,” said Viktor Kladov, Director for International Cooperation and Regional Policy at Rostec. “Installation of Russian systems at the strategic facility in China marks the highest level of trust in relations between our countries, as well as the confidence in Russian equipment.”
China is one of the main trade partners of Ruselectronics organisations. The holding company cooperates with the China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) in the field of radio-electronics, including joint development and production of multisystem high-precision navigation receivers (modules). Overall, Rostec and Chinese state corporations have signed 7 agreements covering various areas of cooperation in the field of civil and dual-use technologies.
Rostec Corporation is a Russian corporation that was established in 2007 to facilitate the development, production and export of high-tech industrial products designed for civilian and military applications. The Corporation comprises over 700 organisations that are currently part of eleven holding companies operating in the military-industrial complex and three holding companies working in civilian industry, as well as over 80 directly managed organisations. Rostec’s portfolio includes well-known brands such as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Concern Kalashnikov, Russian Helicopters, UralVagonZavod, etc. Rostec companies are located in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supply products to the markets of more than 100 countries. In 2017 the consolidated revenue of Rostec reached 1 trillion 589 billion rubles, while the consolidated net income and EBITDA amounted to 121 and 305 billion rubles respectively. In 2017 the average salary in the Corporation was 46,800 rubles. According to Rostec’s strategy, the main objective of the Corporation is to ensure that Russia has a technological advantage in highly competitive global markets. Rostec’s key objectives include the introduction of a new techno-economic paradigm and digitalisation of the Russian economy.
Ruselectronics is a key actor of the radio-electronics market. It was established in 1997 and included in Rostec State Corporation in 2009. United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation was integrated into the holding company in 2017. The holding company is accountable for more than 50% of electronic components’ output in Russia, 8% of total output of the radio-electronic products, and provides more than 10% of jobs in the industry. The holding company is an umbrella for more than 120 enterprises and scientific organisations specialising in the development and manufacturing of radio-electronic components and technologies, communication devices and systems, automated control systems, robotic systems, SHF electronics, computing equipment and telecommunications equipment. Total workforce is above 70,000 employees. The overall annual revenue of the holding company enterprises is above RUB 150 billion. Its products are supplied to more than 30 countries in Europe, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.