Fuel assemblies for Japanese nuclear plant

August 2nd, 2017, Published in Articles: Energize


Areva has signed a contract with Japan’s Nuclear Fuel Industries (NFI)  for the fabrication of 32 mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel assemblies for the Takahama 3 and 4 reactors operated by Kansaï Electric. The supply of MOX fuel assemblies for Kansaï is a follow-up to agreements signed with Japanese utilities from 1975 onwards for the treatment of up to 3000 t of used fuel at the la Hague site.
The Takahama nuclear power plant is located on the south-west coast of Japan, 350 km from Tokyo. It is equipped with 4 reactors. In July, a MOX convoy sailed from Cherbourg for Japan to supply this plant. To date, 44 reactors in various countries have generated electricity from MOX fuel since 1972: 38 in Europe, five in Japan, and one in the US.

Contact Anne-Sophie Jugean, Areva, anne-sophie.jugean@areva.com




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