Uranium & Fuel

Uranium & Fuel
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


Kazatomprom prolongs uranium production cuts

Kazatomprom prolongs uranium production cuts

Kazakhstan's JSC National Atomic Company Kazatomprom will continue to "flex down" production by 20% through 2021, rather than to the end of 2020 as originally planned, the company has announced. Full production will not resume until market conditions signal a need for more uranium, it said.
 

Uranium & Fuel 20 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


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