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Rosatom supplies the new model of nuclear fuel to India enabling Kudankulam NPP to start operations in longer fuel cycle

TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom has supplied the first batches of TVS-2M nuclear fuel to India for the two functioning units-1&2 of Kudankulam NPP, powered by VVER-1000 reactors. After refueling in July 2022, the Unit 1 will start its operation in 18-months fuel cycle from currently used UTVS fuel with 12 month operating cycles. With this TVEL will be fulfilling the agreement with Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) / Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) on implementation of TVS-2M nuclear fuel with 18 month operating cycles for KKNPP.

Rosatom starts irradiation of the new ATF fuel matrix

Rosatom engineers have completed new milestones in development of ATF fuel for light water reactors.

Rosatom launches PWR fuel fabrication facility

TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom 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.

TVEL shipped equipment to China for testing CFR-600

Elemash Machine-building plant in Elektrostal, Mosow region (an enterprise of the TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom) manufactured 32 mock-ups of control and protection system assemblies for CFR-600, the first high-capacity fast reactor in China. The products were accepted by the customer and shipped to China for testing of the simulation reactor core: before the launch of a new power unit, dummies of fuel assemblies, as well as assemblies of the control and protection system get loaded into the reactor core and then unloaded, to test the key systems of the facility.

First REMIX fuel assemblies loaded at Balakovo NPP

Six fuel assemblies with uranium-plutonium REMIX fuel rods have been loaded into the VVER-1000 core during the scheduled outage at unit 1 of the Balakovo NPP. Each REMIX fuel assembly of the standard TVS-2M model contains only fuel rods with a mixture of uranium and plutonium recovered from spent nuclear fuel (312 fuel rods in each bundle).

First reactor pressure vessel dismantled in Sweden

Alzenau, 6 December 2021. The in-situ part of the dismantling of the first reactor pressure vessel of a commercially operated nuclear power plant in Sweden was successfully completed at the Barsebäck site.

TVEL makes partnerships with French companies for development of nuclear decommissioning business

During the World Nuclear Exhibition in Paris, TVEL, Rosatom’s nuclear fuel manufacturer and the integrator for nuclear decommissioning business, signed two memorandums of understanding with the French companies, ROBATEL Industries and D&S Groupe.

Rosatom completes foundation concreting for the BREST-OD-300 reactor

Another milestone achieved in construction of the innovative BREST-OD-300 fast neutron reactor at the site of the Siberian Chemical Combine, a subsidiary of Rosatom’s TVEL Fuel Company, as the pouring of the nuclear island’s foundation slab has been completed.

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

The Uranium Enrichment Center (UEC; a joint venture of Rosatom’s TVEL Fuel company and Kazatomprom) has carried out the first supply of enriched uranium product to Kazakhstan for the Ulba Fuel Assembly Plant, a joint Kazakh-Chinese enterprise in Ust-Kamenogorsk, established for fabrication of nuclear fuel for NPPs in China.

Rosatom manufactures first batch or REMIX fuel for VVER

The first batch of uranium-plutonium REMIX nuclear fuel for VVER-1000 reactor has been manufactured and successfully passed acceptance at Siberian Chemical Combine, an enterprise of Rosatom’s TVEL Fuel company in Seversk, Tomsk region.

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