Belarus to expand co-operation with Rosatom State Corporation
Promising areas of collaboration during a visit to the enterprises of the Rosatom State Corporation in Moscow were discussed by the Belarusian delegation, which included representatives of the State Committee for Science and Technology (SCST), the Economy Ministry and the Development Bank of Belarus – as reported in the SCST press service
According to Chairman of the State Committee for Science and Technology Sergei Shlychkov, the task of the Belarusian side is to launch interaction with the State Corporation Rosatom on non-energy projects, “We’re confident that common ground will be found and we will be able to return to the discussion of particular proposals. During the visit, we got acquainted with those enterprises of Rosatom that could become counterparties of Belarus for organising common activities. To this end, all the necessary organisational and legal instruments have already been created in the Union State.”
Kirill Komarov, the First Deputy Director General, Director for Development and International Business of Rosatom State Corporation, agreed with his colleague. According to him, today the Rosatom is successfully liaising with Belarus in the energy sector, but this direction can be expanded, “We’re ready to expand the area of co-operation and can offer our partners high-tech solutions in non-energy industries. Rosatom is open to the implementation of joint projects, the main goal of which is to improve the quality of people’s lives.”
The programme of the Belarusian delegation’s visit included working meetings and acquaintance with projects in the areas of development of electric transport and energy storage, nuclear medicine, composite materials, the use of additive technologies in production, ecology and digitalisation. In particular, one of the promising areas of Belarusian-Russian collaboration is the implementation of common projects in the field of nuclear medicine. The delegation was especially interested in the Brachium gamma-therapeutic complex, which is planned to be supplied to Belarus for the treatment of cancer patients.
The parties also discussed developments in the field of energy storage systems to provide a production and technological base and increase the number of electric vehicles. The delegation visited the Moscow production site of RENERA LLC, where serial production of stationary energy storage systems and traction batteries – already supplied to one of the leading Belarusian manufacturers of public electric transport BKM Holding – is organised.
Another promising area of co-operation is the use of additive technologies in production: from the creation of elements of certain products to large supplies of equipment. As part of a visit to the Centку for Additive Technologies (CAT), established by the industry integrator Rusatom – Additive Technologies (part of the Rosatom’s TVEL Fuel Company), the participants of the meeting were shown the possibilities of 3D printing and its use for the needs of various industries. The parties agreed to work out the possibility of creating a joint production.
Based on the results of the meetings, an agreement was reached to continue working contacts, including in the format of working groups on various promising projects.