Kazakhstan, US to cooperate in nuclear energy

Kazakhstan, US to cooperate in nuclear energy
18:57 21 Oktyabr 2015
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 21

By Elena Kosolapova – Trend:

Kazatomprom National Atomic Company and Centrus Energy Corp. inked a memorandum of cooperation in the nuclear sector, Kazatomprom said Oct. 21.

As part of the memorandum, Kazatomprom and Centrus Energy Corp. will develop mutually beneficial relations on competitive supplies of Kazakh uranium to the global market.

Centrus Energy Corp. is the main supplier of fuel for the US industrial nuclear power plants.
The document was signed during Kazatomprom CEO Askar Zhumagaliyev’s visit to the US.

During his business trip to the U.S., Zhumagaliyev also plans to meet with top managers of the world's largest nuclear energy companies, namely President and CEO of Westinghouse Electric Company Danny Roderick and President of Cameco Tim Gitzel. Together with his colleagues, Zhumagaliyev will discuss current situation in the nuclear industry, the course of implementation of joint projects and relevant issues of cooperation.

Zhumagaliyev will hold several bilateral meetings with representatives of the companies working in the nuclear energy sector.

As part of his trip, Zhumagaliyev will also visit a nuclear reactor which is being constructed now and Westinghouse's plant producing fuel assemblies.

The Atomic Company KAZATOMPROM is the national operator of the Republic of Kazakhstan, for import and export of uranium, rare metals, nuclear fuel for power plants, special equipment technologies and dual-purpose materials. Kazatomprom JSC’s Products and Services: geological exploration, natural uranium mining, uranium products: natural uranium concentrates, uranium dioxide powders of ceramic grade, fuel pellets and others.

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