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

TVEL is the only supplier of nuclear fuel for Russian NPPs; it supplies, in total, the fuel for 75 power reactors in 15 countries

Moscow, March 16 - Neftegaz.RU. Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant (NCCP, an enterprise of TVEL Fuel Company) and the Egyptian Atomic Energy Agency (EAEA) signed the contractual documents for supplies of another batch of the low-enriched fuel components to Egypt in 2021.

The supplies are carried out under the long-term frame contract for exports of Russian-made nuclear fuel components for ETRR-2 reactor concluded between NCCP and EAEA under coordination of TVEL.
The products range includes uranium components, as well as products made of the aluminum alloy, and aluminum powder.

The 1st shipments under this contract were performed in 2020.
Due to the close and efficient cooperation between the Customer and the Supplier, NCCP successfully fulfilled the contractual obligations despite the COVID-19 related restrictions.

Aleksey Zhiganin, Director General of NCCP, commented:
  • The Egyptian Customer is completely satisfied with the execution of the contract
  • In 2020, under the customer’s request, some of the products were shipped even ahead of the schedule
  • Moreover, under last year’s lockdown restrictions in Europe, unprecedented efforts were made to fulfill TVEL’s contracts for supply of our fuel for research reactors to the Czech Republic and Hungary, and they were fully accomplished
ETRR-2, a research reactor of Argentinian design, is based at the Nuclear Research Center in Inshas, Egypt.
It is used for research in particle physics and material studies, as well as for production of radioisotopes.

Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant is one of the world's leading manufacturers of nuclear fuel for NPPs and research reactors in Russia and foreign countries.
It is also the Russian manufacturer of lithium metal and its salts.

To read the news in Russian.

Source : Neftegaz.RU


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