Moscow, January 17 - Neftgaz.RU. TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM has supplied a range of nuclear fuel components for ETTR-2 research reactor in Egypt. The items were manufactured by Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant (NCCP), which is the key Russian producer of nuclear fuel for research reactors.
The shipments have been carried out under several contracts between NCCP and the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority, which were signed earlier in 2018, with coordination of TVEL.
The supplied components will be used for fabrication of nuclear fuel for the ETRR-2 reactor at the Nuclear Research Center in Inshas. The Argentinian-design multipurpose nuclear reactor ETRR-2 is used for various researches in particle physics, materials engineering, nuclear medicine, as well as for production of stable isotopes.
«TVEL considers Egypt an important and promising market. In 2017, TVEL’s contract for nuclear fuel supplies to the future El Dabaa NPP came into force. The contract covers supplies to all four power units of El Dabaa plant with the total capacity of 4800 MW during the entire operation period. Furthermore, the Central Design and Technological Institute, another TVEL’s subsidiary, is involved in construction of the storage facility for spent nuclear fuel from El Dabaa NPP as a design subcontractor,» Oleg Grigoriyev, Senior VP for Commerce and International Business at TVEL, commented.