Fuel assemblies produced by ROSATOM’s TVEL Fuel Company were loaded into new Generation 3+ nuclear power units with VVER-1200 reactors at Leningrad NPP-2 and the Belarusian NPP.
The first batch of new VVER-440 nuclear fuel was loaded into the reactor of Paks NPP’s (Hungary) power unit No. 3.
JSC TVEL and the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) signed an agreement on a project to transition two operating power units at Kudankulam NPP equipped with VVER-1000 reactors to new TVS-2M fuel and to extend the fuel cycle from 12 to 18 months.
In the research reactor market, contracts were signed for the supply of nuclear fuel and its components to research facilities in the Czech Republic and Egypt.
Nuclear fuel was delivered for research reactors in Hungary and the Czech Republic.
The first batch of uranium/plutonium MOX fuel (18 fuel assemblies) was loaded into the BN-800 fast-neutron reactor at Beloyarsk NPP, and then the first batch of MOX fuel (168 NFAs) for the full reloading of the reactor was manufactured and delivered to the plant.
The transition to NFAs with NFEs with claddings made of the EK-164 radiation-resistant austenitic steel was completed for the BN-600 fast-neutron reactor at Beloyarsk NPP. This allows longer fuel cycles and higher fuel efficiency.
The experimental uranium/plutonium REMIX fabrication facility was created at the Siberian Chemical Plant (JSC SCP) in Seversk jointly with the Mining and Chemical Plant.
At Balakovo NPP, the third cycle of irradiation of experimental NFAs for a VVER-1000 reactor with experimental REMIX-based NFEs was launched at Balakovo NPP.
As part of the Proryv (Breakthrough) project, the installation of unique process equipment of the fabrication/refabrication module for producing dense uranium/plutonium (MNUP) fuel was initiated at JSC SCP.
A project on building the second DUHF defluorination unit was launched at the Electrochemical Plant (JSC ECP) in the CATF of Zelenogorsk, and the preparation was initiated to implement a project to construct two similar units at Ural Electrochemical Integrated Plant (JSC UEIP) in Novouralsk, Sverdlovsk Region.
ROSATOM’s first Additive Manufacturing Centre was opened at the site of Moscow Polymetal Plant (JSC MZP). Two 3D printing metal powder units were put into operation at RME Centrotech in Novouralsk.
The establishment of LLC RENERA, an industry integrator responsible for energy storage systems, was completed.
JSC NovaWind manufactured the first batch of 2.5 MW wind generators with magnets made of rare-earth alloys and shipped them to the Karmalinovskaya Wind Power Plant for installation.