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Supply chain challenges remain as Kazakh emergency ends

Supply chain challenges remain as Kazakh emergency ends

Lessons learned through the COVID-19 pandemic have enabled Kazatomprom's assets to operate throughout recent events in Kazakhstan. The overall impact of the recent period of unrest on the company's business has been minor, but pandemic-related supply chain challenges remain a concern, it said.

Uranium & Fuel 14 January 2022


Kazatomprom says operations 'normal' despite unrest

Kazatomprom says operations 'normal' despite unrest

Kazatomprom's offices, production facilities and mines have not been impacted by civil unrest that began in the country on 2 January and are operating normally, the company has said. The company added that it was working to prevent destabilisation of its production sites, but a high risk of supply chain disruptions could result in limited access to key operating materials.

Uranium & Fuel 11 January 2022


Uranium sector monitors evolving Kazakh situation

Uranium sector monitors evolving Kazakh situation

Disruptions in Kazakhstan, where ongoing unrest may add to pre-existing operating risks such as the COVID-19 pandemic, could be a "significant catalyst" for the uranium market, Canadian uranium company Cameco has said. Kazakh uranium producer Kazatomprom has said it will meet all delivery deadlines.

Uranium & Fuel 07 January 2022


Ukraine pushes for domestic uranium supply

Ukraine pushes for domestic uranium supply

A programme to make Ukraine self-sufficient in uranium by 2027 has been approved by the country's cabinet. Nuclear power is planned for significant expansion beyond the 54% of electricity it already provides in Ukraine.

Uranium & Fuel 05 January 2022


US uranium acquisition completed

US uranium acquisition completed

Uranium development company enCore Energy has completed its acquisition of Azarga Uranium, consolidating the two companies' US exploration and development stage in-situ leach uranium projects and estimated resources totalling 99 million pounds U3O8 (38,080 tU). Azarga is now a 100%-owned subsidiary of enCore.

Uranium & Fuel 05 January 2022


TVEL starts PWR fuel fabrication at Novosibirsk

TVEL starts PWR fuel fabrication at Novosibirsk

TVEL has launched a new fabrication facility for pressurised water reactor fuel at the Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant site in Russia. The facility will enable Rosatom's fuel division to supply modified versions of its TVS-K nuclear fuel to PWR plants around the world, the company said.
 

Uranium & Fuel 29 December 2021


First batch of REMIX fuel begins trial

First batch of REMIX fuel begins trial

The first full assemblies of a new kind of nuclear fuel have been loaded into Russia's Balakovo 1 for a five-year trial. Rosatom's REMIX fuel promises to close the fuel cycle using today's light-water reactors.

Uranium & Fuel 22 December 2021


USA builds HALEU supply chain

USA builds HALEU supply chain

The US Department of Energy is asking the public for its input on plans to create a new programme to assure the availability of high-assay low-enriched uranium fuel - needed for the demonstration and commercial deployment of advanced reactors - in the USA. Meanwhile, Centrus is working with Clean Core Thorium Energy on advanced fuel using HALEU and thorium.

Uranium & Fuel 15 December 2021


Vimy breaks ground at Mulga Rock

Vimy breaks ground at Mulga Rock

Vimy Resources Limited has announced the start of mining activities at Mulga Rock, where the excavation of a ramp at the Ambassador North pit is under way. The Government of Western Australia has confirmed "substantial commencement" of the project.

Uranium & Fuel 14 December 2021


Kolichikan uranium deposit drilled

Kolichikan uranium deposit drilled

The first well has been drilled at the Kolichikan uranium deposit in Russia's Republic of Buryatia, near the border with Mongolia. It will be an in-situ leach uranium mine with around 237 wells.

Uranium & Fuel 10 December 2021