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A three-thousandth shroud tube of the fuel assembly for Beloyarsk NPP has been manufactured by TVEL Fuel Company

14.07.2017, 11:16

ELEMASH-STP, a subsidiary of PJSC Machine Building Plant (MSZ; a part of TVEL Fuel Company) manufactured and supplied to MSZ a 3000th cover for fuel assemblies for  reactor BN-600. BN-600 is the world's largest fast neutron reactor, which has been successfully producing electric power at Beloyarsk NPP for over 30 years.
The shroud tube  is supplied as a part of fuel assemblies to the III block of the Beloyarsk NPP with the industrial power reactor - BN-600 and from 2012 to the IV block with the BN-800 reactor. The successful operation of the BN-600 reactor (physical launch took place in 1980 with a design life of workability of 30 years) allowed the reactor to serve until 2025, i.е. the service life will be 45 years. This became possible due to high quality and reliability of the shroud tubes from PJSC MSZ’s side  as a nuclear fuel producer along with the effective modernization of the BN-600 reactor.
According to the estimation of Andrey Mitkin, an engineer-technologist at ELEMASH-STP, "a stable high-level feedback, which allow to realize prompt and effective  cooperation, has been established between ELEMASH-STP, the consumer of tube products and the department of equipment of fuel elements and assembly of fuel assemblies of PJSC MSZ. The main objectives of cooperation, which are sustainable quality and reliability of operation,  have been  achieved as a result of coordinated and clear actions of the specialists of ELEMASH-STP, PJSC MSZ and JSC VNIINM", emphasized Andrei Mitkin.
PJSC Machine Building Plant (Electrostal) is one of the world's largest producers of fuel for nuclear power plants. The plant produces fuel assemblies for reactors such as  VVER-440, VVER-1000, RBMK-1000, BN-600, powders and fuel pellets for deliveries to foreign customers. It also produces nuclear fuel for research reactors. It is a part of the Fuel Company of Rosatom TVEL. www.elemash.ru
JSC TVEL was established on September 12, 1996 in accordance with the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation. It is a part of the State Corporation Rosatom. It  includes enterprises for fabricating nuclear fuel, converting and enriching uranium, producing gas centrifuges, research and design organizations. It provides nuclear fuel for 78 power reactors in 15 countries, for research reactors in nine countries, as well as for transport reactors of the Russian nuclear fleet. Every sixth power reactor in the world operates on fuel produced by TVEL. www.tvel.ru