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Kazakh research reactor restarts after conversion to LEU

Kazakh research reactor restarts after conversion to LEU

The IVG.1M research reactor in Kurchatov, Kazakhstan, has been restarted following the completion of a project to convert it from using highly enriched uranium fuel to low-enriched uranium fuel, the country's National Nuclear Centre announced.

Uranium & Fuel 11 May 2022


Cameco promises patience as uranium market realigns

Cameco promises patience as uranium market realigns

It will maintain a balanced and disciplined approach to supply decisions in the early stages of a security of supply-driven market transition, CEO Tim Gitzel said in the Canadian company's quarterly results webinar. The company is on track to restart its Canadian operations but is delaying deliveries from its Kazakh operations until a new shipping route is finalised.

Uranium & Fuel 05 May 2022


Uranium miners ready to meet market needs, WNFC hears

Uranium miners ready to meet market needs, WNFC hears

The global uranium market has not yet been impacted by recent geopolitical events, speakers from uranium suppliers said during a session of World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2022 in London. However, they agreed that the longer-term future is uncertain but the industry can bring capacity online to avoid any shortages.

Uranium & Fuel 27 April 2022


Kazatomprom looks beyond geopolitics

Kazatomprom looks beyond geopolitics

Recent geopolitical events have not had a material impact on Kazatomprom's group operations to date, the company said as it announced its 2021 full year results.

Uranium & Fuel 17 March 2022


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


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


Kazakhstan looks to small nuclear reactors

Kazakhstan looks to small nuclear reactors

Kazakhstan has begun to investigate the deployment of small reactors with a memorandum of cooperation signed between NuScale and Kazakhstan Nuclear Power Plants, a branch of the government's Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund.

New Nuclear 17 December 2021


Kazakhstan-based physical uranium fund begins operations

Kazakhstan-based physical uranium fund begins operations

Kazakh national nuclear company Kazatomprom has signed a framework agreement with Genchi Global to invest in the newly established ANU Energy OEIC Limited physical uranium fund, meaning the fund can begin operations. Meanwhile, Kazatomprom has exercised an option to buy back uranium previously sold to Yellow Cake plc.

Uranium & Fuel 23 November 2021


Joint venture fuel assembly plant opens in Kazakhstan

Joint venture fuel assembly plant opens in Kazakhstan

The official opening of a new fuel assembly plant at the Ulba Metallurgical Plant, in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, was marked today at a ceremony attended by high-level representatives from Samruk-Kazyna JSC, NAC Kazatomprom JSC, UMP JSC, China Atomic Energy Authority, China General Nuclear Power Corporation, Framatome, and the East Kazakhstan regional administration. The plant is a Kazakh-Chinese joint venture and will supply fuel to China General Nuclear subsidiary CGNPC-URC.

Uranium & Fuel 10 November 2021