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Russian regulator issues the license of operation of the fuel fabrication facility for BREST-OD-300 reactor
The Federal Service for Environmental, Technological and Nuclear Supervision (Rostechnadzor) has issued a license to Siberian Chemical Combine (an enterprise of Rosatom Nuclear Fuel Division in Seversk, Tomsk Region) to operate a nuclear installation of the Unit for fabrication and refabrication of dense nuclear fuel.
The Fabrication/Refabrication Unit is facility of the Pilot Demonstration Energy Complex (PDEC), which is under construction in Seversk under the strategic Proryv (or the Breakthrough project). PDEC is a cluster of nuclear technologies of the future, it includes three unique interconnected facilities: a unit for the production (fabrication/refabrication) of mixed uranium-plutonium nitride nuclear fuel, a power plant with an innovative...

ROSATOM manufactures first bundles of BN-800 MOX fuel with minor actinides

TVEL Fuel Company will supply lithium-7 for a nuclear power plant in Brazil

TVEL ships fuel for CFR-600 fast reactor launch

AtomExpo-2022: electric propulsion as a new paradigm
Within the framework of the forum, round tables were organized in various areas. One of it was held under the title Electric propulsion as a new paradigm for industry development, and the briefing for journalists was held after the event.
Electric propulsion is not the most relevant topic for the nuclear industry, and this was evident from the composition of journalists who asked questions, many of whom represented either general political or specialized automotive media.
At difficult times, large state-owned companies and corporations must take on government tasks. The restoration of the Russian automotive industry is one of such serious and important tasks, and the TVEL company...

TVEL subsidiary contracts supplies of nuclear fuel components for research reactor in Egypt

TVEL unveils new fuel solutions for the Indian market
In 2022, TVEL started exports of the more advanced TVS-2M fuel to India, instead of the UTVS model, previously supplied to Kudankulam. Introduction of the new fuel enables elongation of the reactors operation between refuelings form 12 to 18 months, which would essentially enhance the power plants performance and economic efficiency (besides, TVS-2M model is more reliable). However, the new Rosatom developments have a potential to make the further operations of the power plant, lasting for decades, even more efficient.
Alexander Ugryumov stressed, that introduction of nuclear fuel with enrichment over the 5% level will enable operations of VVER-1000 reactors in longer 24 months fuel cycles. Extending the fuel cycle means that a power...

ROSATOM ships nuclear fuel mock-ups for testing the first unit of Akkuyu NPP in Turkey

Rosatom starts supplies of nuclear fuel for CFR-600 fast reactor
Elemash Machine-building Plant, a fuel fabrication enterprise of Rosatom TVEL Fuel Company, has dispatched the first batch of nuclear fuel to China for the CFR-600 fast neutron reactor. Till the end of the year, two more fuel shipments are scheduled to follow, aimed for the initial load of the reactor core and the first refueling.
After the launch of the first CFR-600 power unit, Xiapu NPP in China Fujian province will become the first nuclear power plant with a high-capacity fast reactor outside of Russia. The other two functioning installations are the BN-600 and BN-800 sodium-cooled reactors at Beloyarsk NPP in the Urals region of Russia.
The project of fuel fabrication for CFR-600, lasting for already three years, has been a unique task for us in terms...

ROSATOM starts irradiation of the new ATF fuel matrix

Rosatom launches PWR fuel fabrication facility

TVEL shipped equipment to China for testing CFR-600

First REMIX fuel assemblies loaded at Balakovo NPP

First reactor pressure vessel dismantled in Sweden

TVEL subsidiary starts regular supplies of low-enriched uranium to Kazakhstan for fuel fabrication

Rosatom manufactures first batch or REMIX fuel for VVER

TVEL manufactures trial nuclear fuel assembly for the first land-based SMR plant

Rosatom starts production of zirconium sponge for nuclear fuel

Rosatom starts ATF operation in a commercial reactor

Rosatom to build a plant in Kaliningrad region for production of lithium-ion cells and energy storage systems

Rosatom Superconductors Successfully Tested for Future Colliders

Rosatom develops new fuel modification with lower uranium enrichment for Loviisa NPP

Nuclear News Ticker - April 12, 2021

TVEL subsidiary contracts supplies of nuclear fuel components for research reactor in Egypt

Nuclear News Ticker - March 15, 2021

Rosatom subsidiary acquires 49% stake in Korean power storage company

Rosatom completes new stages in ATF development program

Nuclear News Ticker - March 04, 2021

TVEL Elemash Machine-building plant launches new manufacturing site for CFR-600 fabrication

ROSATOM facility gains record revenues from stable isotopes sales

Nuclear News Ticker - January 30, 2021

Nuclear News Ticker - January 01, 2021

The new modification of Russian VVER-440 fuel loaded at Paks NPP in Hungary

TVEL will introduce new fuel and extended fuel cycle at Kudankulam NPP
Compared to the UTVS fuel model, which is currently supplied to Kudankulam NPP, TVS-2M fuel assemblies have a number of advantages making them more reliable and cost-effective.
First, it is the rigidity of a bundle: because of the welded frame, the fuel assemblies in the reactor core retain their geometry, the spacer grids protect fuel rod cladding from fretting wear (preventing from depressurization), and the additional spacer grid makes fuel assemblies more vibration-resistant.
Secondly, the new fuel has increased uranium capacity - one TVS-2M assembly contains 7.6% more fuel material as compared to UTVS.
Everything that we offer to our Indian partners is focused...

Nuclear News Ticker - November 28, 2020

ROSATOM starts production of rare-earth magnets for wind power generation

Rosatom completes development of the new VVER-400 fuel for Paks NPP

TVEL has supplied nuclear fuel for Budapest research reactor in Hungary

Rosatom will develop REMIX fuel fabrication at the site of the Siberian Chemical Plant in Seversk

TVEL Subsidiary to Supply Refuelling Machines for Akkuyu NPP

Rosatom starts life tests of third-generation VVER-440 nuclear fuel

Rosatom starts equipment installation at the Pilot Demonstration Energy Complex within the Proryv project
Rosatom starts installation of equipment at the fuel fabrication/re-fabrication unit of the Pilot Demonstration Energy Complex, which is under construction at the site of Siberian Chemical Plant (an enterprise of TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom in Tomsk region, West Siberia).
The Pilot Demonstration Energy Complex is under way within the strategic Proryv (Rus. - the Breakthrough) project. It will include three linked facilities, making up a closed nuclear fuel cycle at one site: the fuel fabrication/re-fabrication unit (FRU), the 300 MW nuclear power plant with the fast neutron BREST-OD- 300 reactor, and the unit for spent fuel reprocessing.
The first shop-floor prepared for equipment installation is the decontamination section of the fuel rods production line. Currently, there are over 40 items of equipment with total weight about 110 tons at the FRU site.

Rosatom facility inks long-term contract for supply of nuclear fuel components to ETRR-2 reactor in Egypt

TVEL will supply fuel for the reactor at CVR Nuclear Research Center in the Czech Republic

TVEL Fuel Company and Spanish partners develop cooperation in Decommissioning and Dismantling of nuclear facilities

JSC UEIP successfully audited by Vattenfall

Rosatom and Orano subsidiaries sign contract to grow Russian capacities for depleted uranium reconversion

TVEL and Kozloduy NPP have contracted supplies of Russian nuclear fuel to Bulgaria through 2025

TVEL completes the contract for supply of fuel pellets to India for Tarapur NPP

TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM Inks Fuel Contract for Xudapu NPP New Units
TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM has signed the contract for nuclear fuel supply to the future power units 3 and 4 of Xudapu NPP with China Nuclear Energy Industry Corporation, CNNP Liaoning Nuclear Power and CNNP Suneng Nuclear Power acting as the customers (all the companies are subsidiaries of China National Nuclear Corporation, CNNC).
The two new Russian-design Gen 3+ power units with VVER-1200 reactors will be built at the site of Xudapu NPP in Liaoning province, district Huludao, in China North-East. The Contract includes supplies for the first core as well as for several further refueling. Rusatom Overseas coordinated the contract negotiations from the Russian side.
In July, 2019, TVEL signed the contract for nuclear fuel supply to the similar VVER-1200 units 7 and 8 of Tianwan NPP.

Rosatom Completes the First Milestone of ATF Irradiation

TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom to supply nuclear fuel for Rooppur NPP in Bangladesh

TVEL to introduce new fuel at Dukovany NPP in the Czech Republic

TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom supplied equipment for VVER fuel fabrication at Yibin plant in China

Rosatom Inks Fuel Contract for Tianwan NPP New Power Units

Finnish Customers Highly Appreciate HSE Standards at Siberian Chemical Combine

TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom Supplied Fuel for China Experimental Fast Reactor

Rosatom will conduct research on Russian nuclear fuel materials in the Czech Republic

TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom will replenish the nuclear fuel stock at Armenian NPP

TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom and Hermith GmbH establish a joint venture for titanium production

Rosatom will continue to supply Slovakian NPPs with nuclear fuel

Rosatom fabricated nuclear fuel for initial loading at Unit 2 of Belarus NPP

Rosatom supplied a large batch of germanium-76 isotope to Germany for the LEGEND international research project

TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom and IDOM sign MoU on joint international business development

TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM and Hermith GmbH develop cooperation in joint titanium production

TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom Will Supply Nuclear Fuel Components for ETRR-2 Reactor in Egypt

Rosatom Starts Testing of Accident Tolerant Fuels for Light Water Reactors

TVEL to supply fuel pellets for Tarapur NPP in India

TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom Supplied Nuclear Fuel Components for Research Reactor in Egypt

TVEL will supply nuclear fuel for China CFR-600 fast-neutron reactor

Rosatom completes longevity testing of modified nuclear fuel for NPPs in Finland and Hungary

TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM will supply a qualification batch of superconductors for the Future Circular Collider

The new modification of Russian nuclear fuel loaded into Temelin NPP reactor in Czech Republic

TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom will supply new model of nuclear fuel to Bushehr NPP in Iran

The project of fuel cycle elongation at Paks NPP won European Quality Innovation Award

TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom will develop a unique modification of nuclear fuel for Paks NPP in Hungary

TVEL will supply fuel to Paks-2 till 2034

Contract for delivery of NCCP research fuel to The Netherlands signed

Representatives of TVEL FC were Awarded the Government Rewards

Summary of TVEL Fuel Company economic activities in 2013

The 3,000th fuel assembly for the Areva Company was made in JSC MSZ

Meeting of the ALVEL a.s. board has taken place

TVEL in Australian nuclear fuel talks

Expert Committee of Bulgarian Ministry of Economy and Energy confirmed using fresh fuel in Kozloduy NPP

In 2010 output of nuclear fuel powder and pellets at Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrate Plant doubled

Russia, Ukraine draw up joint nuclear fuel production draft deal

Kazakh Prime-Minister Visits Angarsk Electrolysis Chemical Combine

TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom Plans to Set up an Industrial Park in Vladimir Region

ommuniqu of the Round Table
Participants of the Round Table are sure that atomic generation is the most promising source of ecologicaly clean energy. That is the reason why today the world is awaiting for the nuclear renaissance through extensive construction of new NPPs.
Extensive construction of new NPP's, including the countries not having experience in nuclear energy, draws to widen the geography of nuclear power markets.
At present overcapacity is observed in the nuclear fuel cycle in certain regions while other regions experience lack of capacity, which puts the focus on the of security of nuclear fuel supply, as one of the most critical issues, while being a crucial factor for a safe NPP operation.
Participants of the Round Table came to the conclusion, that the international cooperation in nuclear fuel cycle aggregating the efforts of the fuel market participants can become a substantial contribution to the security of nuclear fuel supply and safe operation of nuclear power plants.
Approved by majority of the votes.

Tvel nuclear fuel company takes part in India exhibition

Russia to deliver fuel shipment a year after Bushehr launch

Russia signs $400mln deal for nuclear fuel supply for Slovakia NPP

The fuel company TVEL participates in the regional forum of suppliers of nuclear industry ATOMEX-2009

JSC TVEL supplied the first batch of natural uranium pellets for Indian Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors

JSC TVEL has issued annual report 2007
Nuclear fuel world market is characterized nowadays by the intensification of the competition between the main companies-manufactures. Fuel fabricators that are also reactor suppliers at the same time, begin offering nuclear fuel for the reactors, build by their rivals. That is why the tendency towards the permanent improving of the fuel construction and continuing orientation on the increasing of the fuel burnout depth and better behavior within the core is traced. To a grater extend it is revealed on the fuel market for PWR reactors, states the report.
Philosophy of the free trade, nondiscrimination and international division of labor is becoming more and more characteristic to the world nuclear fuel market. At the same time because of the presence of domestic manufactures some countries are realizing obvious protectionist politics to defend their interests and artificially limit the concurrence from the side of foreign manufactures, most of all Russian ones. For example JSC TVEL during several years faces discriminational measures of the European Union that limit supplies of enriched uranium product within the fuel assemblies.

TVEL Corporation starts a program of production diversification

CMP won prize for high product quality

Preliminary 2007 results show JSC Mashinostroitelny Zavods profits of over RUR8bn

CMP got the RF Governments science and technology award

MSZ automated nuclear fuel fabrication lines

NCCP held environmental protection and ecology meeting

MSZ produced 100,000-th fuel assembly for RBMK

Kozloduy NPP management thinks highly of cooperation with Russian nuclear industry

TVEL supported a Russian young piano players concerts in Czech Republic

Yury Olenin became a new president of OJSV TVEL

TVEL will become the only supplier of nuclear power for Czech and Slovak NPP

For Whom The Fuel Sun Does Shine in Eastern Europe
The most annoying feature of the US-made VVER-1000 fuel assemblies is its inability to provide the reliable insertion of the control rods into the reactor core. In May 2006, one of Temelin units tested the control rod insertion and found that 51 out of 61 failed. Even more, the Westinghouse did not succeeded in keeping the integrity of cladding materials. As a result, a lot of leaks occurred during operation and the plant owners become to be in conflict with the fuel manufacturers. Finally, in November 2006 the plant director Vladimir Hlavinka told that three (!) partial refueling would be considered for both Temelin units in 2007 and each of them would last 50-70 days.

Daily roundup from Russia - May 08, 2007

Russia's TVEL corp. to ship nuclear fuel to Vietnam

TVEL net profit grows 10%, y-o-y, to $124.3 million in 2006
TVEL, Russia's leading producer and supplier of nuclear fuel for power plants, said Monday its net profit in 2006 increased 10% on the previous year, exceeding $124 million. We will be able to determine the exact amount of the [2006] net profit in February-March 2007, after the company's board of directors approves the financial results for the year, said Anton Badenkov, the company's acting president.

Hero of the day

Forum ATOMEXPO-2024 became a record-breaking event in number of participating countries and signed agreements

Forum ATOMEXPO-2024 became a record-breaking event in number of participating countries and signed agreements

The Forum, which became the 13th one, set a record in terms of the number of participants - about 4,500 from 75 countries (ten greater than in 2022). The event was honored by the presence of representatives of business, government agencies, and international organizations.



INTERVIEW

CNNC

CNNC
Ma Wenjun also emphasized that CNNC has consistently upheld an open and collaborative approach, hoping to work together with international counterparts to accelerate the development of nuclear energy, contributing to addressing challenges such as climate change and nuclear safety.


OPINION

Han Yongjiang

Han Yongjiang
To develop the new quality productive forces, it is necessary to carry out reforms to eliminate obstacles to development. In 2023, CNNC adjusted the ownership of some of its subsidiaries and formed a unified industrial platform, aiming to promote the development of the nuclear technology application industry.


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