New opportunities offered by new products

Technologies and capabilities originally developed for the nuclear industry soon started to be applied in other related areas. Isotope production for medical applications started as early as in the 1940s. Initially, isotopes were produced in the first nuclear reactor of the Mayak plant, reactor A-1. Subsequently, the USSR became a leader in nuclear medicine.
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One of ROSATOM's strategic goals is to develop new products. They provide new opportunities for developing healthcare and municipal infrastructure, improving environmental safety and making progress in other key areas relevant to sustainable development.

ROSATOM's portfolio of new products covers 81 areas, including seven strategic programmes: Wind Power, Composite Materials, Nuclear Medicine, Waste Management, Oil and Gas Services, Digital ROSATOM and the Smart City.

In 2019, ROSATOM completed bench tests of a linear particle accelerator and an upgraded brachytherapy facility. An upgraded facility for the production of molybdenum-99 and other isotopes designed for use in nuclear medicine started full-scale operation.

ROSATOM played an active role in establishing the Composites Without Borders Inter-Regional Industry Cluster, which includes the Republic of Tatarstan and the Saratov and Moscow Regions. It is intended that the Tula and Ulyanovsk Regions will be included in the Cluster in 2020. The Cluster will facilitate cooperation between the regions in order to launch full-cycle production of composite materials in Russia and create the relevant process chain.

An agreement was concluded on building and developing a passenger rail system on Sakhalin Island which will use trains powered with hydrogen fuel cells, as well as the relevant support systems.

ROSATOM's Fuel Division started pilot operation of the first Russian-made multi-powder 3D printer with two laser sources.

As part of State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom's environmental initiatives on the management of class 1 and 2 industrial waste (with ROSATOM acting as a contractor under the Clean Country Federal Project), in 2019, ROSATOM started to clean up a number of sites in the Chelyabinsk and Leningrad Regions.

ONE OF ROSATOM’S STRATEGIC GOALS IS TO DEVELOP NEW PRODUCTS. THEY PROVIDE NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVING ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY, DEVELOPING HEALTHCARE AND MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCTURE, AND MAKING PROGRESS IN OTHER KEY AREAS RELEVANT TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT



Key Results in 2019
Key Results in 2018