TVEL completes contract for fuel pellets supply

Fuel division of Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, TVEL has shipped to India the final consignment of uranium fuel pellets for BWR reactors and fulfilled the relevant contract with the Department of Atomic Energy. According to a press release, the total volume of the supplied fuel pellets exceeded 50 tons.

The fuel pellets made of low-enriched uranium dioxide were produced at Elemash, a fabrication facility of TVEL Fuel Company in Elektrostal, Moscow. In India, the pellets will be used for fabrication of nuclear fuel assemblies for the Tarapur Nuclear Power Plant at the National Fuel Complex in Hyderabad, the release added.

“Rosatom fuel division is capable of producing nuclear fuel components for all basic types of operational nuclear reactors. TVEL has a long-time successful track record of fuel pellets supplies to India for reactors of non-Russian design which is an evidence that our market offer is competitive and viable both technically and commercially,” said senior vice-president for Commerce and International Business at TVEL, Oleg Grigoriyev.

NT Bureau