Fuel company TVEL (part of Rosatom) has signed contract documents with the Egypt Atomic Energy Organisation (EAEA) for the supply of low enriched nuclear fuel components for Egypt’s ETRR-2 research reactor.
The contract, signed at the XII International Forum Atomexpo-2022 in Sochi, is part of a long-term contract for the export to Egypt of nuclear fuel components for the reactor.
The products, to be supplied by the Novosbirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant (NCCP) include uranium components, as well as aluminium alloy products and aluminium powder.
Delivery will be completed in 2023. In addition, by the end of 2022, another batch of products will be delivered to Egypt in accordance with previously signed contract documents. The ETRR-2 research reactor, located in the national Egyptian Centre for Nuclear Research in Inshas, is used for research in the field of particle physics, materials science, and radioisotope testing.
Image: Egypt’s ETRR-2 research reactor (courtesy of TVEL)