Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant (NCCP, an enterprise of TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom) and the Egyptian Atomic Energy Agency (EAEA) signed the contractual documents for supplies of another batch of the low-enriched fuel components to Egypt in 2021.
The supplies are carried out under the long-term frame contract for exports of Russian-made nuclear fuel components for ETRR-2 reactor concluded between NCCP and EAEA under coordination of TVEL Fuel Company. The products range includes uranium components, as well as products made of the aluminum alloy, and aluminum powder.
The first shipments under this contract were performed in 2020. Due to the close and efficient cooperation between the Customer and the Supplier, NCCP successfully fulfilled the contractual obligations despite the COVID-19 related restrictions.
“The Egyptian Customer is completely satisfied with the execution of the contract. In 2020, under the Customer’s request, some of the products were shipped even ahead of the schedule. Moreover, under last year’s lockdown restrictions in Europe, unprecedented efforts were made to fulfill TVEL’s contracts for supply of our fuel for research reactors to the Czech Republic and Hungary, and they were fully accomplished. Under any circumstances, the customer-oriented approach remains the key priority of the Fuel Division of Rosatom,” Aleksey Zhiganin, Director General of NCCP, commented.
ETRR-2, a research reactor of Argentinian design, is based at the Nuclear Research Center in Inshas, Egypt. It is used for research in particle physics and material studies, as well as for production of radioisotopes.