Russian nuclear corporation Rosatom has announced the development of a new process for the production of zirconium sponge material to be used in nuclear plant fuel assemblies. The process was developed at the Chepetsky Mechanical Plant (ChMP), a division of Rosatom’s TVEL Fuel Company in Glazov, Russia in the Udmurt Republic.
In conjunction with this, the company has inaugurated a new facility that will handle zirconium sponge production with a ceremony that took place on October 5, 2021. Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev attended the launch ceremony along with TVEL Fuel Company President Natalia Nikipelova.
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