The first complete reloading of mixed oxide (mox) fuel for Russia’s BN-800 fast reactor at unit 4 of the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant has been manufactured at the Mining and Chemical Combine (MCC) in Zheleznogorsk. It comprised 169 fuel assemblies, fuel company Tvel (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) said. The customer, nuclear utility Rosenergoatom, signed a certificate of acceptance relating to product development, and Zarubezhatomenergostroy (VPO ZNPP), which deals with quality control, issued a statement affirming the readiness of the fuel for shipment. Tvel will supply the mox fuel to the Beloyarsk NPP at the end of 2020, and fuel loading is scheduled for January 2021.
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