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Nuclear Engineering: Russia-Ukraine nuclear fuel plant begins construction

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Oct. 11, 2012, 7:31 p.m. |

A joint Russian-Uranium fuel fabrication plant started construction on Oct. 4 in Smolino village, Kirovograd district, Ukraine.
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A joint Russian-Uranium fuel fabrication plant started construction on Oct. 4 in Smolino village, Kirovograd district, Ukraine. The aim of the plant is to supply all fifteen Ukrainian nuclear reactors with fuel starting from 2015. The plant will manufacture up to 800 TVSA fuel assemblies a year, Rusatom Overseas announced in a statement. And while the capacity is initially designated for Ukrainian fuel, nuclear fuel assemblies may, 'in future,' be supplied to third countries. TVSA fuel assemblies are currently used in VVER reactors at Russia’s Kalinin1-4, Kozloduy 5&6 in Bulgaria, Temelin 1&2 in the Czech Republic, as well as at 13 units in Ukraine.

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