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Nuclear 'optimal solution' for decarbonising Kazakhstan, says President

Nuclear 'optimal solution' for decarbonising Kazakhstan, says President

The Government of Kazakhstan and the Samruk-Kazyna sovereign wealth fund will over the next year explore the possibility of developing nuclear energy in Kazakhstan, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said in his State of the Nation address on 1 September. The country is aiming for carbon neutrality by 2060 but will need energy for quality growth, he said.

Nuclear Policies 07 September 2021


Kazatomprom considers making purchases to rebuild inventory

Kazatomprom considers making purchases to rebuild inventory

Kazatomprom may buy additional material in the spot market during the second half of this year to keep its inventories within its targeted range and to meet sales commitments for the rest of 2021, CEO Galymzhan Pirmatov said as the company's half-year results were released yesterday. Pirmatov is to step down as CEO with effect from 2 September.

Uranium & Fuel 27 August 2021


Kazatomprom monitors COVID situation as 2021 outlook unchanged

Kazatomprom monitors COVID situation as 2021 outlook unchanged

Kazatomprom's 2021 production guidance remains unchanged but with Delta-variant COVID-19 cases rising and some areas of Kazakhstan going back into severe government-mandated restrictions, the uranium company yesterday said it continues to rigorously monitor the COVID-19 situation to ensure its current protocols remain effective.

Corporate 03 August 2021


Kazatomprom U production to remain flat in 2023

Kazatomprom U production to remain flat in 2023

Kazatomprom plans to maintain 2023 uranium production at a similar level to 2022, which it says would remove up to 5,000 tU from anticipated global primary supply. The Kazakh company also said its sale of a 49% share of Ortalyk LLP to a subsidiary of China General Nuclear Power Corporation will now be completed at the end of July.

Uranium & Fuel 02 July 2021


Drones to monitor Central Asian uranium legacy sites

Drones to monitor Central Asian uranium legacy sites

A new technology using drones is set to be deployed for the remote monitoring of radiation measurements at former uranium mining and processing areas in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with gamma spectrometers have been developed by a German consortium in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Regulation & Safety 01 July 2021


Ortalyk stake sale agreement signed

Ortalyk stake sale agreement signed

Kazatomprom has announced the signing of a sale and purchase agreement for the sale of a 49% share of Ortalyk LLP to a subsidiary of China General Nuclear Power Corporation, subject to conditions and governmental approvals.

Corporate 26 April 2021


Kazatomprom put health before profit during pandemic, says Pirmatov

Kazatomprom put health before profit during pandemic, says Pirmatov

The pandemic has shown the resilience of the nuclear industry to act responsibly, both as a supplier of energy and as an employer, the head of the world's biggest uranium producer said today. In his address to delegates at the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum, Kazatomprom CEO Galymzhan Pirmatov said the wellbeing of the company's 20,000 employees was his first priority.

Corporate 14 April 2021


Kazatomprom uranium output falls 15% on year

Kazatomprom uranium output falls 15% on year

Kaztomprom has issued preliminary 2020 production figures of 19,477 tU (on a 100% basis), which is 15% down on its 2019 output of 22,808 tU. Production volumes for the fourth quarter and for 2020 were significantly lower, related to the expected impact of the pandemic and the company’s decreased wellfield development activity, as well as lower staff levels in April-July 2020. Guidance for 2021 is 22,500-22,800 tU (100% basis).

Uranium & Fuel 02 February 2021


CGN to take stake in Kazakh U mining company

CGN to take stake in Kazakh U mining company

China General Nuclear is expected to acquire a 49% stake in Ortalyk LLP, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kazakh uranium producer Kazatomprom, by mid-2021. The transfer of the stake was part of cooperation agreements signed between CGN and Kazatomprom in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Corporate 05 January 2021


Project to downblend Kazakh HEU fuel completed

Project to downblend Kazakh HEU fuel completed

A project to remove the last remaining batch of unirradiated highly enriched uranium fuel from Kazakhstan has been completed in a joint effort by Kazakhstan and the USA, the US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration has announced. The two nations have also signed a new joint statement reaffirming their intention to continue to work together to support the common goal of minimising nuclear proliferation, ensuring nuclear security and strengthening the nuclear non-proliferation regime.
 

Regulation & Safety 24 September 2020