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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


USA begins first commercial testing of silicide fuel

USA begins first commercial testing of silicide fuel

Lead test assemblies of Westinghouse EnCore fuel rods containing uranium silicide fuel pellets have been loaded into a commercial nuclear power plant for the first time. The fuels, developed through the US Department of Energy's accident tolerant fuels programme, were loaded into Exelon's Byron unit 2 during a scheduled refuelling outage.

Uranium & Fuel 11 September 2019


World Nuclear Association sees upturn in uranium demand

World Nuclear Association sees upturn in uranium demand

Rapid growth in uranium demand will lead to a need for additional mined uranium in the period to 2040 in all scenarios given in the latest edition of World Nuclear Association's fuel report. Projections for nuclear generating capacity growth have been revised upwards for the first time in eight years, following the introduction of more favourable policies in a number of countries.

Uranium & Fuel 05 September 2019


Energoatom and Westinghouse plan VVER-440 fuel cooperation

Energoatom and Westinghouse plan VVER-440 fuel cooperation

Ukraine's Energoatom and Westinghouse of the USA have signed a preliminary agreement for Westinghouse to manufacture fuel for VVER-440 reactors in the country. Ukraine has two VVER-440s - units 1 and 2 of the Rovno nuclear power plant.

Uranium & Fuel 05 September 2019


Ukraine further diversifies fuel supply with Canadian agreement

Ukraine further diversifies fuel supply with Canadian agreement

Energoatom and Cameco have signed a memorandum of cooperation and understanding as part of the Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator's strategy to diversify its nuclear fuel supply. The document was signed yesterday at the uranium producer's headquarters in Saskatoon, Canada.

Uranium & Fuel 23 August 2019


US regulator approves latest Holtec transport cask

US regulator approves latest Holtec transport cask

Holtec International's HI-STAR 100MB transport package has been certified by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The company says the cask is "destined to become America's workhorse for transporting used nuclear fuel".

Regulation & Safety 14 August 2019


Energoatom tests Holtec used fuel casks at Rovno plant

Energoatom tests Holtec used fuel casks at Rovno plant

Ukraine's nuclear power plant operator Energoatom last week completed functional testing of Holtec International's HI-TRAC and HI-STAR 190 containers at unit 3 of the Rovno nuclear power plant during the VVER-1000 reactor's scheduled maintenance outage.

Waste & Recycling 12 August 2019


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