Uranium & Fuel

Uranium & Fuel
Uranium resources adequate but investment needed

Uranium resources adequate but investment needed

The world's supply of uranium is more than adequate to meet projected requirements for the foreseeable future, but investment and technical expertise will be needed to make sure resources can be brought into production in a timely manner, including from mines currently under care and maintenance, according to the latest 'Red Book'.

Uranium & Fuel 13 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


Optimisation studies begin at Namibian uranium mine

Optimisation studies begin at Namibian uranium mine

Paladin Energy is embarking on two studies to optimise its Langer Heinrich uranium mine in Namibia in preparation for a restart decision. The company will also examine the potential recovery of vanadium as a by-product at the mine, which is currently under care and maintenance.

Uranium & Fuel 07 December 2018


ERA updates Ranger rehabilitation costs

ERA updates Ranger rehabilitation costs

The estimated rehabilitation costs for the Ranger Project Area in Australia's Northern Territory have increased from AUD512 million (USD370 million) to AUD808 million, based on preliminary findings from a feasibility study.

Uranium & Fuel 07 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


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


Chinese centrifuges ready for commercial use

Chinese centrifuges ready for commercial use

China's domestic uranium enrichment centrifuges can now be applied to large-scale commercial use after a demonstration project of China National Nuclear Corporation passed national approval on 19 November.

Uranium & Fuel 21 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