Moscow, April 12 – The Ukrainian company Energoatom and the Canadian company Cameco have signed an agreement regulating the supply of uranium concentrates from Ukraine to Canada, the Ukrainian company reported.
Energoatom reported in March that it had signed agreements with Canada’s Cameco to ensure a stable supply of nuclear fuel.
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“SE NNEGC Energoatom signed an agreement with the Canadian company CAMESO, which was the last necessary stage for the implementation of the program of using Ukrainian uranium in the production of nuclear fuel for nuclear power plants in Ukraine,” Energoatom said in a telegram. channel.
According to the company, this is a contract for “weighing, sampling, analysis, storage and organization of transportation of uranium concentrates” produced by the Eastern Ukrainian Mining and Processing Company.
Earlier, the Ukrainian Energy Ministry reported that Ukraine plans to start producing nuclear fuel, which will replace Russian fuel. According to the agency, Ukraine has already started production of components for fuel blocks of the VVER-1000 series (Pressure Cooled Power Reactor), and subsequently plans to produce fuel for VVER-440 blocks. The ministry indicated that the project is being implemented by the Ukrainian company Energoatom in the framework of cooperation with the American company Westinghouse.
The production of nuclear fuel is a high-tech process, and Ukraine does not have its own capabilities for the production of fuel complexes. It is planned to be produced at the Westinghouse plant in Västerås, Sweden.
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