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Supply chain challenges remain as Kazakh emergency ends

Supply chain challenges remain as Kazakh emergency ends

Lessons learned through the COVID-19 pandemic have enabled Kazatomprom's assets to operate throughout recent events in Kazakhstan. The overall impact of the recent period of unrest on the company's business has been minor, but pandemic-related supply chain challenges remain a concern, it said.

Uranium & Fuel 14 January 2022


Latest Kudankulam components in preparation

Latest Kudankulam components in preparation

Main components for India's Kudankulam unit 6 are being manufactured in Russia. Construction of the VVER-1000 reactor officially began one month ago.

New Nuclear 13 January 2022


Kotin elaborates Ukraine's AP1000 plans

Kotin elaborates Ukraine's AP1000 plans

Ukraine's Energoatom would like to license Westinghouse's AP1000 technology after the initial five units that are already being planned, the company's CEO, Petro Kotin, said in an interview with EnergoBusiness magazine. Energoatom is currently weighing up its options for suppliers to its programme.

New Nuclear 13 January 2022


Kazatomprom says operations 'normal' despite unrest

Kazatomprom says operations 'normal' despite unrest

Kazatomprom's offices, production facilities and mines have not been impacted by civil unrest that began in the country on 2 January and are operating normally, the company has said. The company added that it was working to prevent destabilisation of its production sites, but a high risk of supply chain disruptions could result in limited access to key operating materials.

Uranium & Fuel 11 January 2022


Uranium sector monitors evolving Kazakh situation

Uranium sector monitors evolving Kazakh situation

Disruptions in Kazakhstan, where ongoing unrest may add to pre-existing operating risks such as the COVID-19 pandemic, could be a "significant catalyst" for the uranium market, Canadian uranium company Cameco has said. Kazakh uranium producer Kazatomprom has said it will meet all delivery deadlines.

Uranium & Fuel 07 January 2022


Ukraine pushes for domestic uranium supply

Ukraine pushes for domestic uranium supply

A programme to make Ukraine self-sufficient in uranium by 2027 has been approved by the country's cabinet. Nuclear power is planned for significant expansion beyond the 54% of electricity it already provides in Ukraine.

Uranium & Fuel 05 January 2022


Framatome and Exelon to explore Co-60 production

Framatome and Exelon to explore Co-60 production

A Memorandum of Understanding between Framatome and Exelon Generation will see the two companies work towards the production of cobalt-60 in pressurised water reactors for medical and industrial uses.

Corporate 05 January 2022


USA builds HALEU supply chain

USA builds HALEU supply chain

The US Department of Energy is asking the public for its input on plans to create a new programme to assure the availability of high-assay low-enriched uranium fuel - needed for the demonstration and commercial deployment of advanced reactors - in the USA. Meanwhile, Centrus is working with Clean Core Thorium Energy on advanced fuel using HALEU and thorium.

Uranium & Fuel 15 December 2021


Decarbonising nuclear supply chain logistics

Decarbonising nuclear supply chain logistics

Nuclear fuel cycle companies are taking steps to reduce their operational carbon emissions through recent announcements. Orano is partnering with freight rail operator Fret SNCF to develop its carbon-free transport in France and Europe; UK company Nuclear Transport Solutions' rail division has launched a new locomotive design to trial the use of a low-emission renewable alternative to diesel; and in Russia, ARMZ Mining Machinery has increased the use of battery-operated machinery at its Priargunsky mining operations.

Energy & Environment 07 December 2021


Sheffield Forgemasters to supply Rolls-Royce SMR forgings

Sheffield Forgemasters to supply Rolls-Royce SMR forgings

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Rolls-Royce SMR Limited and Sheffield Forgemasters to jointly explore commercial mechanisms for a long-term collaboration on the supply of forgings to the Rolls-Royce UK small modular reactor fleet. A Rolls-Royce-led UK SMR consortium aims to build up to 10 SMRs by 2035.

New Nuclear 06 December 2021