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IAEA fuel bank receives first delivery of uranium

IAEA fuel bank receives first delivery of uranium

The International Atomic Energy Agency yesterday took delivery of the first shipment of low-enriched uranium at a purpose-built storage facility at the Ulba Metallurgical Plant in eastern Kazakhstan. The delivery marks the official start of operation of the IAEA LEU Bank, aimed at providing assurance to countries about the availability of nuclear fuel.

Uranium & Fuel 18 October 2019


BWXT ramps up TRISO fuel production capacity

BWXT ramps up TRISO fuel production capacity

BWX Technologies, Inc announced today that it is in the process of restarting its existing uranium oxycarbide tristructural isotropic (TRISO) fuel production line at its Lynchburg, Virginia facility. The company - the only US manufacturer of such fuel - also plans to expand its production capacity.

Uranium & Fuel 02 October 2019


Commercial production of Hualong One fuel begins

Commercial production of Hualong One fuel begins

China National Nuclear Corporation has started mass production of China Fuel 3 (CF3) fuel assemblies for the domestically-designed HPR1000 (Hualong One) pressurised water reactor design.

Uranium & Fuel 26 September 2019


First fuel from Lepse leaves Nerpa shipyard

First fuel from Lepse leaves Nerpa shipyard

The first containers of used nuclear fuel assemblies removed from the Lepse floating technical base at the Nerpa shipyard have been transported to Murmansk, Russia. The fuel is being removed under a programme managed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and will be sent to Mayak for reprocessing.

Waste & Recycling 25 September 2019


Foundation stone laid for Finnish encapsulation plant

Foundation stone laid for Finnish encapsulation plant

Finnish waste management company Posiva has laid the foundation stone for the start of construction of the used fuel encapsulation plant at the Olkiluoto site in western Finland. Construction of the plant is scheduled for completion in summer 2022.

Waste & Recycling 25 September 2019


Lightbridge demonstrates SMR fuel rod manufacturing

Lightbridge demonstrates SMR fuel rod manufacturing

Lightbridge Corporation and Enfission, LLC have demonstrated the manufacturing process and fabrication of Lightbridge Fuel surrogate rods in a length that could be usable in NuScale Power's small modular reactors.

Uranium & Fuel 23 September 2019


Fuel removal completed at Wylfa

Fuel removal completed at Wylfa

The final used nuclear fuel has been shipped from the Wylfa site on Anglesey, in Wales, the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority said today. The milestone marks the end of a programme to defuel all of the country's Magnox sites.

Waste & Recycling 19 September 2019


Kazatomprom signs uranium supply contract with Brazil's INB

Kazatomprom signs uranium supply contract with Brazil's INB

Kazakhstan's JSC National Atomic Company Kazatomprom announced today it had signed a commercial agreement to supply natural uranium to Indústrias Nucleares do Brasil (INB). Kazatomprom said it had won INB's tender to supply natural uranium hexafluoride for the needs of the Brazilian nuclear power industry.

Uranium & Fuel 13 September 2019


Leningrad II-2 fitted with dummy assemblies ahead of March fuel loading

Leningrad II-2 fitted with dummy assemblies ahead of March fuel loading

A full set of dummy fuel assemblies has been loaded into unit 2 of the Leningrad II nuclear power plant under construction in western Russia. The equipment, which replicates the design of standard fuel assemblies by the weight, size and materials of which they are made, but without nuclear fuel, is "extremely important" during the pre-commissioning phase, Rosatom said today.

New Nuclear 13 September 2019


Enec and Tenex renew MoU on nuclear fuel cycle management

Enec and Tenex renew MoU on nuclear fuel cycle management

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and Russia’s Tenex have renewed their Memorandum of Understanding on exploring potential opportunities for collaboration in nuclear fuel cycle management. The new MoU was signed by Mohamed Al Hammadi, CEO of Enec, and Sergey Polgorodnik, general director of Tenex, during the 24th World Energy Congress being held this week in Abu Dhabi.

Corporate 12 September 2019