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Indian delegation visited JSC NCCP and JSC AECP

09 апреля 2009
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The visit of the Indian delegation took place on April 9, 2009.  The delegation was headed by the Chairman of the Committee for Nuclear Energy, Secretary of the Department for Nuclear Energy of the Government of India A. Kakodkar. It visited JSC “Novosibirsky Chemical Concentrates Plant” (belongs to TVEL) and JSC “Angarsky Electrolysis Chemical Plant” (which hosts the International Uranium Enrichment Center (IUEC).

Among the guests of the enterprise that visited Novosibirsk and Angarsk were S.K. Jain, the Chairman and Managing Director of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), R.Gupta, the Chairman and Managing Director of Uranium Corporation of India Ltd (UCIL) and other officials. The Russian delegation was headed by Deputy General Director of the State Corporation “Rosatom” Nikolay Spassky.

When visiting NCCP Indian guests became acquainted with fabrication technology of fuel pellets, saw the sectors of fuel rod fitting and FA assembly.

Alexander Shikov, Director of VNIINM, made a presentation “Proposals regarding joint fundamental research of Russia and India”. Vladimir Troyanov, Executive Director for R&D of TVEL, made proposals on industrial and engineering cooperation with India.

“Russia and India successfully develop strategic partnership on the governmental level including nuclear power field. TVEL as a representative of domestic industry, is actively achieving a new level of cooperation with nuclear enterprisers of India”, – stressed the President of JSC TVEL.
The Director of “Angarsky Electrolysis Chemical Plant” Alexander Belousov, in his turn, while hosting his guests made a presentation about the activities of AECP and opportunities within the frames of IUEC project. He marked that “in nuclear renaissance more and more countries that actively develop nuclear power a problem of guaranteed nuclear fuel supply to ensure safe and reliable operation of constructed NPPs acquire greater importance. I think that for dynamically developing nuclear industry of India probable participation in the activities of the International Uranium Enrichment Center created on the ground of our plant can allow to solve this problem effectively”.

During the visit of AECP the Indian delegation saw the operational cascade of centrifuges, sector of preparation of the finished produce, filling of the containers with UF6 in compliance with international standards.

Nikolay Spassky, summarizing results of visiting enterprises, said: “The strategic objective set by the leadership of the country is to implement innovative scenario of Russia’s development and becoming the World technological leader. Nuclear industry has always been the most science-intensive and highly technological. The experience of innovative and technological company TVEL in introduction of the most modern achievements of the Russian science is the most advanced in the industry. Foreign partners value TVEL’s achievements by concluding long-term contracts for complete deliveries of fuel, by expanding mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of engineering and production. The initiative to establish the International Uranium Enrichment Center at AECP, launched by the Russian Federation, is highly relevant for the states developing nuclear power. We believe that cooperation between Russia and India in the field of peaceful nuclear energy use has bright prospects”.

For information:
Nuclear power is considered by the Indian leadership as the key element of the future economic development of the country. In December 2008 a state visit of the President of the Russian Federation D. Medvedev to India took place, within the frames of which meetings with the President of India P. Patil and the Prime- minister of India M. Singh were held. During talks both countries confirmed the priorities in the development of strategic partnership including nuclear power.

JSC “TVEL” is one of the World leaders in nuclear fuel fabrication. 100% of TVEL’s shares belong to JSC “Atomemenergoprom”.

JSC “AECP” is an enterprise of separate sublimate complex within the structure of Atomenergoprom. The main activity of the plant is the UF6 and enriched uranium production for nuclear fuel of NPPs. In 200  it was decided to create at AECP site the first in the World International Uranium Enrichment Center (IUEC) under the aegis of IAEA.

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