Russia's first specialised international exhibition of the nuclear industry equipment, machines, instruments and materials opens at the World Trade Centre here on Tuesday.
The industrial companies of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, and France will put their products on display, exhibition director Natalia Arkhipova has told Itar-Tass.
An official in the Russian Federal Atomic Energy Agency (Rosatom) has told Itar-Tass that a number of display stands "feature emergency communication means and systems, telecommunications, equipment and materials to ensure the safety of nuclear power stations (NPS) in the event of a terrorist threat".
Rosatom analysts believe that "the operating mock-ups of small-size land-based, underground, and floating NPS" will also generate a particular interest among foreign and Russian specialists.
In the near future, Rosatom experts believe, "Such NPS will be able to resolve the energy problems of Arctic territories and parts of the worl that experience a shortage of fresh water". Those NPS, a Rosatom expert explained, "operate as seawater desalting plants and as sources of power supply at oil-extracting platforms in the open sea".
The distinguishing feature of this exhibition, Natalia Arkhipova pointed out, is that immediately after the exhibition comes to a close, the exhibits will be sent out to nuclear power stations for testing, Itar-Tass reported.
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