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