Rosatom Launches PWR Fuel Fabrication Plant

Rosatom's fuel component TVEL Fuel Company 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, Rosatom announced.

PWR fuel assemblyThe new facility will enable TVEL to supply various modifications of TVS-K fuel to nuclear power plants powered by PWR reactors.

The facility deploys a 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, according to Rosatom.

“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," said President of TVEL, JSC, Natalia Nikipelova. 

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”, Nikipelova said.

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