During the World Nuclear Exhibition in Paris, TVEL, Rosatom’s nuclear fuel manufacturer and the integrator for nuclear decommissioning business, signed two memorandums of understanding with the French companies, ROBATEL Industries and D&S Groupe.
Both partnerships are aimed at joint business development in the field of nuclear decommissioning business, such as dismantling of nuclear facilities, radwaste management, decontamination, radiological safety, etc. This includes both cooperation in technologies development and joint participation in commercial projects worldwide.
Vadim Sukhikh, Director for Decommissioning programs at TVEL, signed the relevant MoUs with Christophe Brunel, CEO of ROBATEL Industries, and Julien Feya, President of D&S Groupe.
“TVEL Fuel Company and Rosatom are committed to wide international cooperation and using our expertise and experience for elimination of the so called nuclear legacy worldwide. Decommissioning of nuclear facilities, waste management and solving the issues of radiation safety is not just a prominent market for the aging nuclear industry, but also an important task for reaching the UN Sustainable Development goals”, Vadim Shukhikh commented.
In 2019, TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom was designated as the integrator of the Russian nuclear industry for decommissioning of nuclear facilities and radioactive waste management. By 2021, TVEL’s enterprises had accomplished 39 unique relevant projects. As integrator company, TVEL also promotes Rosatom’s decommissioning business in the global market, provideing a comprehensive proposal from Russian and foreign companies of Rosatom with the relevant expertise and references. In general, Rosatom’s companies implement projects for decommissioning of nuclear facilities, radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel management in 20 countries around worldwide.
ROBATEL Industries is the operating company of the French ROBATEL SA holding. It provides system integration, transportation and storage casks, special materials and a range of services.
D&S Groupe is part of the ALFALIANS alliance. It is engaged in design, project management and consulting in the field of nuclear facilities decommissioning, waste management, nuclear and radiation safety.
TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom (the Fuel division of the State Corporation Rosatom) includes enterprises for the manufacture of nuclear fuel, conversion and enrichment of uranium, production of gas centrifuges, as well as research and design organizations. This year the company celebrates its 25th anniversary. Established in 1996, today the company is one of the largest suppliers of fuel for the global nuclear power industry, continues to strengthen its position by implementing new production projects. In the entire history of TVEL, there have been no complaints from customers about the quality of products. Being the only supplier of nuclear fuel for Russian nuclear power plants, TVEL provides fuel to a total of 75 power reactors in 15 countries, research reactors in nine countries of the world, as well as transport reactors of the Russian nuclear fleet. Every sixth power reactor in the world is powered by TVEL fuel. Rosatom's fuel division is the world's largest producer of enriched uranium, as well as the leader of the global market for stable isotopes. The Fuel Division is actively developing new businesses in the field of chemistry, metallurgy, energy storage technologies, 3D printing, digital products, as well as decommissioning of nuclear facilities. Rosatom's industry integrators for additive technologies and power storage systems have been created in the Fuel Company TVEL circuit. http://www.tvel.ru