Rosatom launches PWR fuel fabrication facility


Moscow – 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.

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

Taking into account the long-time experience in development of nuclear fuel fabrication in Russia, this project has been accomplished using the most advanced up-to-date equipment and technologies with wide application of digital solutions. The 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.

“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, etc. 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 performance, while ensuring safety and reliability of the operations”, Natalia Nikipelova, President of TVEL Fuel Company, commented.

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