Russia's TVEL to supply fuel pellets for Tarapur NPP

Russia's nuclear fuel manufacturer TVEL has signed another contract with the Indian Department of Atomic Energy for the supply of enriched uranium fuel pellets produced by TVEL subsidiary Elemash, the company's press service announced on March 3.

Russia's nuclear fuel manufacturer TVEL has signed a contract with the Indian Department of Atomic Energy for the supply of enriched uranium fuel pellets produced by TVEL subsidiary Elemash, the company's press service announced on March 3.

A series of shipments is planned for this year to the Nuclear Fuel Centre in Hyderabad, a fuel assembly production site for the Tarapur nuclear power plant.

Russia has been supplying nuclear fuel components for the Indian boiling water reactor since 2000.

The 150 MWe Tarapur reactor was made by General Electric and is owned by Nuclear Power Corporation of India. It started commercial operations in October 1969.

TVEL also supplies nuclear fuel for the first and second power units of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant under a life-cycle contract. In addition, the Russian-Indian cooperation extends to shipments of nuclear fuel components with TVEL supplying natural enriched uranium dioxide pellets for the Rajasthan pressurized heavy-water reactor.

The size and value of the order are not disclosed at the moment.

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