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Fuel supply contract for Bangladeshi plant

Fuel supply contract for Bangladeshi plant

A ceremony was held today to mark the exchange of documents between TVEL JSC - the nuclear fuel manufacturer of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom - and the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission finalising a contract signed in late 2018 for the supply of fuel for the Rooppur nuclear power plant under construction in Bangladesh.

Uranium & Fuel 06 August 2019


Wyoming approves first use of low pH ISL uranium production

Wyoming approves first use of low pH ISL uranium production

Peninsula Energy Ltd has completed the regulatory process for the use of low pH in-situ uranium recovery at the Lance uranium projects in Wyoming, becoming the only operator authorised to use the technique in the USA.

Uranium & Fuel 05 August 2019


Georgia Power orders fuel for Vogtle 3

Georgia Power orders fuel for Vogtle 3

US utility Georgia Power has ordered the first fuel load for unit 3 of the Vogtle nuclear power plant. The unit - one of two Westinghouse AP1000 reactors under construction at the site in the state of Georgia - is scheduled to enter service in November 2021.

Uranium & Fuel 31 July 2019


Feasibility study completed for Mauritania uranium mine

Feasibility study completed for Mauritania uranium mine

A newly completed definitive feasibility study for the Tiris uranium project in Mauritania has confirmed low capital operating costs for the development, Australian company Aura Energy Limited has announced.

Uranium & Fuel 29 July 2019


TVEL to introduce new fuel design at Dukovany

TVEL to introduce new fuel design at Dukovany

TVEL, the Russian nuclear fuel manufacturer, has signed contract with Czech utility ČEZ to introduce the RK 3+ modification of its VVER-440 fuel for the Dukovany nuclear power plant. Announcing the agreement today, TVEL said the new fuel will undergo a number of pre-irradiation tests aimed at qualification for a licence from the Czech Republic’s State Office for Nuclear Safety.

Uranium & Fuel 29 July 2019


Russia and China sign fuel contract for new Tianwan units

Russia and China sign fuel contract for new Tianwan units

TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russia's Rosatom, has signed a supply contract for units 7 and 8 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province. The customers are Suneng Nuclear Power Corporation and China Nuclear Energy Industry Corporation, which are both subsidiaries of China National Nuclear Corporation.

Uranium & Fuel 23 July 2019


US President rejects request for uranium import quota

US President rejects request for uranium import quota

Uranium imports do not threaten the national security of the USA, President Donald Trump has decided in his response to the Uranium Miners’ Section 232 Petition. He did however call for a "fuller analysis" of national security considerations with respect to the entire nuclear fuel supply chain.

Uranium & Fuel 16 July 2019


TVEL delivers fuel for China's experimental fast reactor

TVEL delivers fuel for China's experimental fast reactor

TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturer of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has supplied a batch of nuclear fuel for the China Experimental Fast Reactor under its contract with China Nuclear Energy Industry Corporation and China Institute of Atomic Energy - the site where the reactor is located.

Uranium & Fuel 10 July 2019


Rosatom plans fuel research in Czech Republic

Rosatom plans fuel research in Czech Republic

TVEL and the Czech research center Řež have signed a cooperation agreement in materials science studies and research. TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russia’s Rosatom, announced today that Czech scientists will conduct experiments on the irradiation of nuclear construction materials in the CVŘ research reactor and also carry out pre-irradiation and post-irradiation studies.

Uranium & Fuel 01 July 2019


Russia extends fuel supply to Armenian plant

Russia extends fuel supply to Armenian plant

TVEL and Haykakan Atomayin Electrakayan - Armenian Nuclear Power Plant - have signed contractual documents for supplies of Russian nuclear fuel in 2019-2020. TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, said that a stock of fresh nuclear fuel had already been provided to the site of the power plant in Metsamor in compliance with a supplement signed in 2017 to their general contract.

Uranium & Fuel 26 June 2019