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International Cooperation

COOPERATION WITH TRADITIONAL PARTNERS

TVEL Fuel Company continues further expansion of the positions on the international markets of NFC through promotion of fuel components produced in conformity with the Russian or foreign technologies.

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UKRAINE, BULGARIA

2003

introduction of TVSA fuel on NPP with VVER-1000 reactors.

2016

Unit 6 of Kozloduy NPP was charged with the first batch of modified fuel TVSA-12.

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CZECH REPUBLIC

2010

introduction of TVSA-T fuel on Temelin NPP.

2011

establishment of Joint Venture “Center for Technology Services ALVEL” in cooperation with ALTA Invest a.s.

2012

Temelin NPP energy extension to 104%..

2016

operation of the improved design TVSA-T mod.1 on Temelin NPP.

The licensing of the modified TVSA-T mod.2 fuel for Temelin NPP is in accordance with the schedule; licensing is planned to be completed in 2017; first supply of the modified fuel is scheduled for 2018.

CZECH REPUBLIC, UKRAINE, BULGARIA

2012

TVEL FC launched the project “Zero Failure” with the involvement of Rosenegroatom Corporate Group, Energoatom National Nuclear Energy Generating Company, ČEZ, Kozloduy NPP.

Within the Project there was analysed the experience of operation of TVSA and TVS-2 and their modifications on 26 power units of NPP with VVER-1000.

ARMENIA, BULGARIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, SLOVAKIA, HUNGARY, FINLAND, UKRAINE

Continuous improvement of NF for VVER-440 reactors in cooperation with the partners.

2014

Start of introduction on power units with VVER-440 reactors of:

  1. graded urania-gadolinia nuclear fuel of the second generation within the 15-month fuel cycle with thermal power 108%;
  2. nuclear fuel with the increased uranium capacity within the 5-year fuel cycle with thermal power 105%.
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FRANCE

2016

MSZ JSC enhanced cooperation with the French nuclear group AREVA in production of fuel and its components from regenerated uranium using the Russian facilities till 2030.

In March 2016 MSZ JSC and AREVA NP signed the package of the documents to supply additional amount of nuclear fuel components for production of TVS PWR for English NPP Sizewell.

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CHINA

2004

production of TVS and other components of the nuclear reactor core for experimental fast neutron reactor CEFR.

2010

specialists of TVEL FC completed qualification of the Yibin Fuel Factory for production of UTVS fuel using Russian components.

2013

introduction of TVS-2M design on the units 1-2 of Tianwan NPP in 18-month fuel cycle.

2013

signing of the contract for TVS-2M supply for Unit 3 and 4 of Tianwan NPP, and transfer of this technology to the partner.

2016

signing of the contract with the China Institute of Atomic Energy for production and supply of the third batch of fuel for the 4th and the 5th charge of the experimental fast neutron reactor CEFR. The contract provides for production in 2017–2018 of two additional reload FA batches that will be supplied to China in 2019. The contract value is more than USD 50 mln.

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INDIA

2008

the first Russian design Nuclear Power Plant in India, the Kudankulam NPP, received the first batch of fuel for its commissioning.

2009

Пsigning of the contracts for supply of fuel pellets for Rajasthan NPP (PHWR) and Tarap NPP (BWR).

2016

supply of the fuel pellets.

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IRAN

2007

2007: first supply of fuel to Busher NPP.

2015

within the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan to ensure the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program, the enriched uranium product was exported in return for the supply of the Russian natural uranium.

2016

within the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan of the “six” countries, approved by UNSC resolution 2231, TVEL Fuel Company imported from Iran into Russia:

  • excessive stock of enriched uranium (February);
  • excessive stock of heavy water (September).

Implementation of this project allowed in February 2016 lifting of the sanction on Iran, imposed in connection with the Iranian nuclear program.

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BANGLADESH

2016

signing of the supplement to the general contract for supply of fuel for commissioning and further warranty period operation of NPP in Bangladesh which is under construction under the Russian project.


Project “Fabrication Plant in Ukraine”

TVEL JSC performed to the full extent its obligations within the project in accordance with the tender 2010. TVEL JSC remains determined to complete the project under the previously agreed terms.

However, in the reporting period the project “Fabrication Plant in Ukraine” remained actually frozen. Joint venture carried out minimal operating activity, no practical measures were put into effect due to the lack of funding on the part of the Ukrainian partner and due to the lack of the approved strategy of nuclear power development in Ukraine.

“UEC” project

TVEL JSC and NAC Kazatomprom JSC cooperate in implementation of the UEC project, holding the equal shares of the joint venture UEC JSC. This is the unique project — for the first time the foreign partner obtained the indirect access to Russian enrichment facilities. In 2013 UEC JSC acquired 25% + 1 share of UEIP JSC; in the same year the company performed its first commercial supply.

In 2014 UEC JSC reached the projected sales volume of 5 million SWU/year. Period of the project implementation — till 2043. Implementation of the project creates prerequisites for expansion of bilateral cooperation in other spheres of nuclear fuel cycle in conditions of economic feasibility and the balance of interests of the parties.

In the reporting period successful implementation of Russian-Kazakhstan project continued. The enterprise successfully fulfilled all scheduled activities, including those connected with product supply.

TVS-K

ENTERING NEW MARKETS

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Promotion of TVS-K in Western Europe

Goal

Qualification of TVS-K and commercial supplies in other countries of Western Europe operating PWR reactors.

2011

Contract between TVEL JSC and Vattenfall Nuclear Fuel AB (VNF, Sweden) for pilot production of TVS-K.

2014

Start of pilot production of TVS-K on one of power units of NPP Ringhals (Sweden) with PWR reactor.

2016

Contract with the company VNF for commercial supplies of TVS-K to NPP Ringhals after 2020.

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Promotion of TVS-K in USA

Goal

Signing of new contracts for pilot production of TVS-K with other NPP operators in USA.

Commercial supplies of TVS-K in USA.

May 2016

TVEL JSC and Global Nuclear Fuel-Americas (GNF-A) signed the agreement on the establishment of a strategic alliance with the purpose of joint activity for licensing, marketing and fabrication of fuel for USA operators of PWR reactors.

July 2016

The first contract was signed with one of American NPP operator for pilot production of TVS-K in USA.

NF and Components for Research Reactors Designed Abroad

Argentina

In 2015 the Memorandum of Understanding was signed with organizations of nuclear industry in Argentina. In 2016 a number of contracts with INVAP S.E. (Argentina) for supply of uranium components of nuclear fuel for research reactors were signed.

Indonesia

2016 TVEL Fuel Company and the National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN) signed the Roadmap of Development of Bilateral Cooperation in the field of nuclear fuel cycle.

Training of foreign representatives of regulatory agencies of nuclear and radiation safety

In March 2016 at MSZ JSC, within the IAEA International Cooperation Program, practical training in regulating competences was provided for the representatives of the regulatory agencies of nuclear and radiation safety of the countries developing their national nuclear power programs.

Specialists from Belarus, Bangladesh, Egypt and Pakistan learned the special features of managing and ensuring nuclear and radiation safety at the enterprise at production of nuclear fuels for nuclear power plants.

The document is aimed at implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed by the parties on December 14, 2015 in Jakarta, and defines the concrete steps towards interaction of two organizations, including the possibility to supply Russian nuclear fuel for research reactors in Indonesia.

Poland

In 2015 TVEL JSC concluded the contract with the National Centre for Nuclear Research of Poland for supply of new type of fuel with low-enriched uranium (LEU), that was developed by specialists of the enterprises of the Russian nuclear industry for “Maria” reactor.

On May 31, 2016 within the framework of International Forum ATOMEXPO-2016, TVEL JSC and the National Centre for Nuclear Research of Poland concluded the contract for supply of nuclear targets required for research and medical purposes of “Maria” reactor.


MEDIUM-TERM OBJECTIVES AND PLANS

  • Expansion of position of TVEL JSC on traditional markets of nuclear fuel for VVER reactors. Strengthening of positions on the market through implementation of the models of strategic cooperation with foreign partners;
  • expansion of the Company’s positions on the international markets of NFC through promotion of fuel components produced in conformity with the Russian and foreign technologies;
  • further development and strengthening of cooperation with companies and organizations interested in TVS-K promotion on target markets;
  • further extension of cooperation with foreign partners in fabrication of nuclear fuel and components from reprocessed uranium;
  • further cooperation with foreign partners in fuel supplies for research reactors designed in other countries.

TVEL Fuel Company fully complies with the international and Russian legal requirements to the export control.

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Fuel assemblies manufactured by TVEL for research reactors are operated by many scientific-research centers all over the world, they proved the highest level of quality, reliability and compliance with all technical requirements set by the consumers.

Bambang Herutomo

Director of the Research Reactor RSG BATAN (Indonesia)

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Support of UN Sustainable Development Goals

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In September 2015 the Sustainable Development Goals, officially known as “Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” were adopted. These 17 goals are aimed to contribute to prosperity while protecting the planet’s environment

TVEL Fuel Company and its employees support the UN sustainable development goals. To achieve these Goals the joint efforts of the governments, private sector, civil society and the world citizens are required. Being a socially responsible company, TVEL Fuel Company aims to make a positive contribution to achievement of the goals that are closest to its activity.

The goals “Climate Action” and “Affordable and Clean Energy” are the goals where the Company can make best contributions. Nuclear fuel produced by TVEL Fuel Company is operated by NPPs that command a large part in total power balance. Prime cost of electric power generated by NPP may compete with other types of power plants. The most considerable advantage is the absence of emissions of aerosols and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. This means that products made by TVEL Fuel Company do not contribute negatively to the climate change.

Activity of TVEL Fuel Company in the field of sustainable development also contributes to achievement of other UN Goals. The relevant information in the Report is marked with the pictograms of these goals.

Public integrated report 2016 of TVEL JSC was prepared in accordance with the International Integrated Reporting Framework and GRI Standards

Konstantin Sokolov

Vice-President for Communication, Administration and Energy Efficiency Chairman of the Committee on Public Annual Reporting of TVEL JSC

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Sustainable development goals

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Москва
АО «ТВЭЛ», АО «ВНИИНМ»,
АО «МЗП», АО «ЦПТИ»

2.

Московская область

АО «МСЗ» (электросталь)

3.

Санкт-Петербург

Филиал ООО «НПО «Ценротех»

4.

Владимирская область

АО «ВПО «Точмаш» (Владимир),
ПАО «КМЗ» (Ковров)

5.

Удмуртская республика

АО ЧМЗ (Глазов)

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Свердловская область

АО «УЭХК»,
ООО «НПО «Центротех» (Новоуральск)

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Новосибирская область

ПАО «НЗХК» (Новосибирск)

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Красноярский край

АО «ПО «ЭХЗ» (Зеленогорск)

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Томская область

АО «СХК» (Северск)

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Иркутская область

АО «АЭХК» (Ангарск)