Moscow, November 5 - Neftegaz.RU. TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM has started gradual localization of rare-earth magnets manufacturing for wind power
plants generators. The first sets of magnets have been manufactured and shipped to the customer.
In total, the contract between Elemash Magnit (an enterprise of TVEL in Elektrostal, Moscow region) and Red Wind B.V. (a joint venture of NovaWind and the Dutch company Lagerwey) foresees manufacturing and supply over 200 sets of magnets. One set is designed to produce one power generator.
“The project includes gradual localization of magnets manufacturing in Russia, decreasing dependence on imports. We consider production of magnets as a promising sector for TVEL’s metallurgical business development. In this regard, our company
does have the relevant research and technological expertise for creation of Russia’s first large-scale full cycle production
of permanent rare-earth magnets,” commented Natalia Nikipelova, President of TVEL.
“NovaWind, as the nuclear industry integrator for wind power projects, not only made-up an efficient supply chain, but also contributed to the development of inter-divisional cooperation and new expertise of ROSATOM
enterprises. TVEL has mastered a unique technology for the production of magnets for wind turbine generators. These technologies will be undoubtedly in demand in other areas as well,” noted Alexander Korchagin, Director General of NovaWind.