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Nuclear Fuel Production

Russia possesses considerable experience in production of nuclear fuel for nuclear power plants. Fuel for the world’s first nuclear power plant was produced as far back as 1954. Fuel assemblies for VVER-440 reactors have been produced since 1963, for VVER-1000 reactors — since 1978. Work on fuel upgrading is carried out continuously in order to maintain the high competitiveness of the manufactured products.

Production of nuclear fuel is performed at the enterprises of JSC TVEL which is a part of Atomenergoprom.

TVEL, Joint Stock Company
Year of establishment: 1996
Percentage of share ownership: 100%
Large production company specializing in production of nuclear fuel and its components. TVEL provides fuel for every sixth power reactor in the world and supplies 76 power reactors in 14 countries of the world, including Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Hungary, Armenia, Lithuania, Finland, China, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Great Britain. TVEL supplies nuclear fuel for 30 research reactors in Russia and abroad, and for propulsion reactors of the Russian fleet. The company produces also a wide range of non-nuclear products, including calcium, lithium, zirconium, etc. TVEL production subsidiaries are located in Novosibirsk, Electrostal (Moscow Region), Glazov (Udmurtia) and Krasnoyarsk.


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