Enerhoatom, TVEL Arrange Long-Term Nuclear Fuel Supplies

radiationThe Enerhoatom national nuclear power generating company (Ukraine) and Russia’s TVEL have sealed a long-term contract for supplying new nuclear fuel to Ukrainian nuclear power stations following 2010, a joint press-release reports.

Yurii Nedashkivskyi, Enerhoatom president, and Yuri Olenin, TVEL president, signed the contract on June 1 in execution of the decision taken in the minutes of the sixth meeting of the Ukrainian-Russian Committee on Economic Cooperation dated April 30, 2010.

The press-release does not divulge details of the contract.

As Ukrainian News reported, President Viktor Yanukovych in March told the Cabinet of Ministers to promote cooperation with the Russian Federation in delivering nuclear fuel to Ukrainian NPPs.

The current contract for nuclear fuel supplies between Enerhoatom and Russian TVEL expires in 2010.

TVEL holds monopoly in supplying nuclear fuel to four Ukrainian nuclear power stations.

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