06 April, 2020

Rosatom unit to supply nuclear fuel components for Egyptian research reactor

NCCP, Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority ink long-term supply contract for ETRR-2 reactor

Rosatom facility inks long-term contract for supply of nuclear fuel components to ETRR-2 reactor in Egypt

Rosatom facility inks long-term contract for supply of nuclear fuel components to ETRR-2 reactor in Egypt

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Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant (NCCP), an enterprise of Rosatom's TVEL Fuel Company, and the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority have signed 10-years term contract for supply of low-enriched nuclear fuel components, such as uranium and aluminum items, for ETRR-2 research reactor, it was announced on Monday.

NCCP is one of the world's leading manufacturers of nuclear fuel for NPPs and research reactors.

ETRR-2, a research reactor of Argentinian design, is based at the Nuclear Research Centre in Inshas and is used for research in particle physics and material studies, as well as for production of radioisotopes, Rosatom said in a press statement.

Oleg Grigoriyev, Senior Vice President for Commerce and International Business at TVEL said in the statement that the long-term contract follows successful fulfilment of several shipments of fuel components to Egypt in the past three years.

TVEL has been contracted to supply nuclear fuel to all four power units of the 4,800 MWe El Dabaa NPP for the its entire operational period under an agreement sealed in 2017 while TVEL subsidiary Central Design and Technological Institute is the design subcontractor for El Dabaa's spent fuel storage facility, according to the press statement.

TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom provides nuclear fuel for 73 power reactors in 13 countries worldwide, research reactors in eight countries, as well as transport reactors of the Russian nuclear fleet, the statement noted.

(Writing by Madhura Deulgaonkar; Editing by Anoop Menon)


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