Energoatom and ConverDyn sign uranium conversion MoU

11 September 2023

Energoatom and ConverDyn have signed a confidentiality agreement and memorandum of understanding relating to uranium conversion which the Ukrainian company says can help the country towards a complete fuel cycle.

The signing took place on the sidelines of the World Nuclear Symposium (Image: Energoatom)

The signings, by Energoatom President Petro Kotin and ConverDyn President Malcolm Critchley, took place in London last week.

Kotin said the cooperation opened up an opportunity to provide additional services for the conversion of uranium and diversification of its supply and Energoatom said the future cooperation with ConverDyn includes assistance in increasing its own uranium production "and construction of a plant for the conversion of a natural product mined in Ukraine into uranium hexafluoride".

ConverDyn is a joint venture between General Atomics and Honeywell, which provides uranium hexafluoride (UF6) conversion and related services to companies operating nuclear power plants in North America, Europe and Asia.

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