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Energoatom contracts Westinghouse for VVER-440 fuel supply

Energoatom contracts Westinghouse for VVER-440 fuel supply

Westinghouse and Energoatom have signed a VVER-440 fuel supply contract fuel for the Rovno nuclear power plant in Ukraine. The contract - for the development and delivery of licensing documentation - was signed yesterday by Energoatom Acting President Petro Kotin and Westinghouse Vice President and Managing Director Northern and Eastern Europe Aziz Dag, at the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, in the presence of Minister of Energy Herman Halushchenko.

Uranium & Fuel 11 June 2021


Rosatom 'plans new nuclear technology exports'

Rosatom 'plans new nuclear technology exports'

Rosatom will soon submit to the Russian government its plan to invest RUB506 billion (USD7 billion) in new nuclear technologies by 2030, according to Kommersant. Of this, RUB150 will be from the state budget. The plan, dubbed 'New Atomic Energy', was presented for assessment to the working group of the State Council on Energy. If approved, it would be included in the government's socio-economic development strategy for the next decade, the newspaper says.

Corporate 11 June 2021


Energoatom extends international cooperation

Energoatom extends international cooperation

Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Energoatom told ambassadors of the Group of Seven and the head of the EU mission in Ukraine that it has "made significant progress" with its strategy to diversify its sources of nuclear fuel. During their meeting on 2 June, the state-run company described the issues it faces related to its 'corporatisation', including 'discrimination' in the wholesale electricity market, as well as the safety and upgrade work at its reactor units.

Corporate 04 June 2021


Norwegian research reactor fuel to be recycled in UK

Norwegian research reactor fuel to be recycled in UK

Norway's Institute for Energy Technology has signed a contract with Westinghouse subsidiary Springfields Fuels Limited for the transfer of 3 tonnes of un-irradiated research reactor fuel to the UK for processing into new fuel for use in commercial nuclear power plants. The uranium fuel would otherwise have been treated as waste, stored and disposed of in Norway.

Waste & Recycling 28 May 2021


Viewpoint: How ATF could shape the nuclear fuel market

Viewpoint: How ATF could shape the nuclear fuel market

OECD experts foresee that accident tolerant fuels (ATF) will dominate the nuclear fuel market within 10 to 20 years. This is a very short timeframe by the standards of the nuclear industry, where reactor research and preparation alone can take up to a decade, writes Natalia Nikipelova, president of Russian nuclear fuel manufacturer TVEL. Such an optimistic forecast means that ATF is a product very much anticipated by the market. After all, ensuring nuclear safety - that there will be no serious consequences even in the event of incidents as grave as Fukushima - is a crucial step towards increasing public acceptance of nuclear energy. And, as we all know, where there is demand, supply will follow.

Perspectives 02 June 2021


Permit issued for Chernobyl used fuel transfer

Permit issued for Chernobyl used fuel transfer

Ukraine's nuclear regulator has issued a permit to SSE Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant for the retrieval of undamaged used nuclear fuel from the ISF-1 interim used fuel wet storage facility. The fuel will be moved into the new ISF-2 dry storage facility. The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine has also issued a licence for the operation of the Liquid Radioactive Waste Treatment Plant at the Chernobyl site.

Waste & Recycling 26 May 2021


Oyster Creek defuelled in record time

Oyster Creek defuelled in record time

The final canister containing used fuel has been removed from the storage pool of the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in New Jersey, USA, and placed in an on-site dry storage facility. Holtec International said the plant's defuelling - completed in just 32 months following the plant's permanent shutdown - has set a new world record.

Waste & Recycling 24 May 2021


Modified fuel assemblies developed for Loviisa units

Modified fuel assemblies developed for Loviisa units

TVEL, the fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russia's Rosatom, has completed development of a new modification of VVER-440 fuel for the Loviisa nuclear power plant in Finland. It says the modified VVER-440 fuel bundle with higher uranium load will enhance the efficiency of fuel usage, as well as the power plant's operation in general.

Uranium & Fuel 24 May 2021


Ignalina unit 1 clear of used fuel

Ignalina unit 1 clear of used fuel

Unit 1 of the Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania is empty of all fuel, following the transportation on 11 May of the final container with damaged used nuclear fuel to a temporary storage facility.

Waste & Recycling 13 May 2021


Lightbridge demonstrates SMR fuel manufacturing process

Lightbridge demonstrates SMR fuel manufacturing process

Lightbridge Corporation has demonstrated the manufacturing process for surrogate fuel rods for commercial-scale small modular reactors, using an internally developed and patented high-temperature coextrusion process.

Uranium & Fuel 12 May 2021