The Russian Federal Service for Technical and Export Control will award TVEL nuclear fuel producer (it is part of Rosatom) the general licenses valid until 11 April 2016 for export of nuclear fuel to Armenia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia, Ukraine, Finland and Czech Republic, the government of the Russian Federation said in a statement, RIA Novosti news agency reported.
Under the agreement, the license will be issued for exports of uranium enriched with isotope uranium-235 (no more than 5%) in the form of fresh reactor fuel.
TVEL produces nuclear fuel for pressurized water reactors (PWR-1000, VVER-440, PWR, BWR), uranium-graphite (RBMK-1000, RBMK-1500, EGP-6, CEFR), fast neutron reactors (BN-600), as well as for research and vessel-mounted reactors.
VVER reactors are a series of pressurised water reactors originally developed by the Soviet Union, and now Russia. Power output ranges from 440 MWe to 1200 MWe with the latest Russian development of the design. VVER power stations are used by Armenia, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, India, Iran, Slovakia, Ukraine, and the Russian Federation.