Uranium & Fuel

Uranium & Fuel
Uranium One gives unchanged outlook for 2019

Uranium One gives unchanged outlook for 2019

Uranium One will focus on ensuring that all of its operating uranium mines in Kazakhstan remain at "optimal production" over the next year, it says in its latest quarterly report. Its total attributable production for 2018 was 4383 tU.

Uranium & Fuel 19 February 2019


Cameco proceeding with caution as market improves

Cameco proceeding with caution as market improves

The uranium market started to show recovery in 2018 but prices and the long-term contracting market are still not sufficient to restart idled production capacity, Cameco CEO Tim Gitzel said yesterday.

Uranium & Fuel 12 February 2019


Urenco USA announces HALEU activities

Urenco USA announces HALEU activities

Enrichment company Urenco USA has announced a new programme covering the production of high-assay low enriched uranium (HALEU), and is considering the construction of a dedicated HALEU unit at its US uranium enrichment facility.

Uranium & Fuel 06 February 2019


US DOE confirms accident tolerant fuel funding

US DOE confirms accident tolerant fuel funding

The US Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy has confirmed it awarded a total of USD111.2 million in funding to three industry partners to develop accident tolerant fuels. The awards were made to General Electric, Framatome and Westinghouse in late 2018.

Uranium & Fuel 04 February 2019


Kazatomprom reductions continue in market-centric approach

Kazatomprom reductions continue in market-centric approach

Kazatomprom produced a total of 21,705 tU in 2018 and will continue to follow a "market-centric" approach to uranium production rather than its previous production-focused strategy, the Kazakh national atomic company said today.

Uranium & Fuel 01 February 2019


Offtake agreement for Tiris uranium

Offtake agreement for Tiris uranium

Aura Uranium has signed a binding offtake agreement with London-based Curzon Uranium Trading Limited for up to 30% of production at its Tiris uranium project. The project, in Mauritania, north-west Africa, is expected to start up next year.

Uranium & Fuel 31 January 2019


Rosatom starts testing accident-tolerant fuel for LWRs

Rosatom starts testing accident-tolerant fuel for LWRs

The first Russian-made experimental nuclear fuel assemblies based on accident-tolerant fuel for light water reactors have been loaded for testing into the water loops of the MIR research reactor at the State Research Institute of Atomic Reactors in Dimitrovgrad.

Uranium & Fuel 29 January 2019


TVEL to supply fuel pellets for Tarapur

TVEL to supply fuel pellets for Tarapur

TVEL, the fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russia’s Rosatom, has signed a contract with India’s Department of Atomic Energy for supplies of uranium fuel pellets for the Tarapur boiling water reactors.

Uranium & Fuel 28 January 2019


Chinese-developed ATF undergoing irradiation tests

Chinese-developed ATF undergoing irradiation tests

China General Nuclear has begun irradiation testing of a prototype accident-tolerant fuel rod in a research reactor, marking the first time that Chinese-developed ATF has been irradiated.

Uranium & Fuel 24 January 2019


New Chinese JV for rare earth minerals from Greenland

New Chinese JV for rare earth minerals from Greenland

China's Shenghe Resources Holding Co Ltd - the largest shareholder in Greenland Minerals Ltd - has formed a joint venture company with subsidiaries of China National Nuclear Corporation for the trading and processing of rare earth minerals. The creation of the joint venture supports the development of Greenland's Kvanefjeld Project.

Uranium & Fuel 23 January 2019