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Enusa awarded new fuel contract for Spanish PWRs

Enusa awarded new fuel contract for Spanish PWRs

State-owned nuclear fuel manufacturer Enusa Industrias Avanzadas has been awarded a contract to supply 24 reload batches of fuel and associated services by the operators of Spain's five Westinghouse-design pressurised water reactors (PWRs).

Uranium & Fuel 14 December 2018


Russia starts batch production of MOX fuel assemblies

Russia starts batch production of MOX fuel assemblies

Russian nuclear fuel manufacturer TVEL has launched the batch production of mixed uranium-plutonium oxide fuel assemblies for the BN-800 fast neutron reactor.

Uranium & Fuel 13 December 2018


Nigeria becomes HEU free

Nigeria becomes HEU free

The last known highly enriched uranium in Nigeria has been repatriated to China, leaving the African country HEU-free.

Regulation & Safety 10 December 2018


Russia completes testing of modified VVER-440 fuel

Russia completes testing of modified VVER-440 fuel

OKB Gidropress, a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has completed "longevity testing" of fuel assembly models with an optimised hydro-uranium ratio for VVER-440 reactors at the Paks and Loviisa plants.

Uranium & Fuel 05 December 2018


CNNC launches R&D centre for fuels and materials

CNNC launches R&D centre for fuels and materials

China National Nuclear Corporation held a ceremony on 27 November to mark the establishment of a new centre for nuclear fuels and materials research and development in Beijing.

Uranium & Fuel 03 December 2018


US companies collaborate on TRISO fuel facility

US companies collaborate on TRISO fuel facility

Centrus Energy Corp and X-energy are to proceed with the preliminary design of a facility to fabricate advanced nuclear fuels based on X-energy's uranium oxycarbide tristructural isotropic fuel forms.
 

Uranium & Fuel 30 November 2018


Inventory fuel keeps US research reactors online

Inventory fuel keeps US research reactors online

Lightly irradiated fuel elements that had been in storage at the US Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory have been shipped to the University of Texas at Austin, where they will be used to power a research reactor.

Waste & Recycling 22 November 2018


Energoatom reaches milestone with Westinghouse fuel supply

Energoatom reaches milestone with Westinghouse fuel supply

Westinghouse has produced its thousandth fuel assembly for VVER-1000 type reactors - for South Ukraine nuclear power plant, Energoatom said on 20 November. The assemblies were produced by its Västerås subsidiary.

Uranium & Fuel 22 November 2018


IAEA buys uranium for LEU Bank

IAEA buys uranium for LEU Bank

The International Atomic Energy Agency  has signed contracts to purchase low-enriched uranium from NAC Kazatomprom and Orano Cycle, paving the way for the establishment of the IAEA LEU Bank in 2019.

Uranium & Fuel 21 November 2018


GNF awarded Olkiluoto fuel supply contract

GNF awarded Olkiluoto fuel supply contract

Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has signed a new contract with Global Nuclear Fuel - the value of which has not been disclosed - for the supply of fuel assemblies for its Olkiluoto nuclear power plant.

Uranium & Fuel 14 November 2018