GNF-A (GE, Hitachi, Toshiba) Agreement to Bring Russian Government (TVEL) Nuclear Fuel to US Market

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TVEL belongs to the Atomenergoprom, which is part of the Rosatom State corporation, which answers to Russian President Putin.

From world-nuclear-news.org:
Alliance brings Russian fuel to US market
24 May 2016
Global Nuclear Fuel Americas (GNF-A) and Russian nuclear fuel company TVEL have agreed to work together to introduce Russian-designed pressurized water reactor fuel into the USA.  

The companies have announced a strategic alliance to introduce lead use assemblies (LUAs) of TVEL’s TVS-K fuel design in the USA and to seek licensing approval from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission to supply the fuel in reload quantities.

GNF-A will provide US-based project management, licensing, quality assurance and engineering services while TVEL will provide TVS-K design expertise, engineering support and initial fabrication of LUAs. Subsequent LUAs are planned to be produced at GNF-A’s facility in Wilmington, North Carolina.

TVS-K is a 17×17-lattice PWR nuclear fuel assembly developed by TVEL for…

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