Ukraine’s Nuclear Fuel state concern and China Nuclear Energy Industry Corporation (CNEIC) have signed a memorandum of cooperation in the nuclear fuel cycle area.
Ukraine’s Nuclear Fuel concern, China’s CNEIC plan to cooperate in nuclear sector
“The memo envisages the analysis of directions of potential cooperation, in particular, in the area of exploration and development of uranium fields, production and processing of uranium ore, modernization of existing mines and a hydrometallurgical plant, introduction of newest technologies in zirconium production, and attraction of investment for developing the nuclear fuel cycle in Ukraine,” the concern said in a report.
According to the report, in the near future a working meeting of specialists will be organized, and CNEIC will study the operation of nuclear industrial enterprises in Ukraine.
Nuclear Fuel was formed in order to organize various elements of the nuclear fuel production cycle in Ukraine, such as the production of nuclear fuel components for nuclear plants and fuel assemblies.
Nuclear Fuel includes four state enterprises: Skhidny Mining and Enrichment Combine, Smoly State Enterprise, Dnipropetrovsk Precision Pipe Plant State Company, and Ukrainian Industrial Technology Scientific Research and Project Exploration Institute.
Interfax [http://en.interfax.com.ua/news/general/279264.html] 23/07/2015