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ROSATOM launches PWR fuel fabrication facility

Fuel Company of ROSATOM TVEL is the monopoly supplier of nuclear fuel to all Russian NPPs, ship and research reactors of Russia. TVEL fuels NPPs in 15 world countries that mean each 6th power reactor

ROSATOM launches PWR fuel fabrication facility

Moscow, December 29 - Neftegaz.RU. ROSATOM´s TVEL has launched the new fabrication facility for manufacturing of TVS-K nuclear fuel for PWR reactors at the site of Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant, one of the world’s major nuclear fuel enterprises.

The new facility will enable TVEL to supply various modifications of TVS-K fuel to nuclear power plants powered by PWR reactors.
Natalia Nikipelova, President of TVEL, commented:
  • The referent operation experience, as well the post-irradiation studies confirm the designed properties of the Russian PWR fuel
  • TVS-K introduction to the global market will enable diversification of PWR fuel supplies not only by supplier, but also by technology
  • The Russian fuel has an original genesis, including construction materials, the approach to fuel matrix manufacturing
  • TVS-K fuel is based on Russian technical solutions, which are not subject to export control restrictions of other countries
  • We are confident that implementation of our products will enable our customers to improve perfomance, while ensuring safety and reliability of the operations
Taking into account the long-time experience in development of nuclear fuel fabrication in Russia, this project has been accomplished using the most advanced up-to-date equipment and technologies with wide application of digital solutions.

The high-level level of automation, combined with numerous control and measuring operations at each stage of manufacturing, ensure the high level of fuel quality, complying with the customers requirements.

TVEL’s core business is fabrication and supply of the nuclear fuel for power and research reactors.
Nuclear fuel is supplied for 78 power reactors in Russia and 15 countries in Europe and Asia, 30 research reactors worldwide and all transport reactors of the Russian nuclear-powered ships.

Source : Neftegaz.RU


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