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Egyptian research reactor inks new deal with Russia's NCCP

Egyptian research reactor inks new deal with Russia's NCCP
The Argentinian-designed ETRR-2 research reactor is situated in Inshas

Cairo – Mubasher: Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant (NCCP), a subsidiary of Russian nuclear fuel manufacturer TVEL, has signed an agreement with the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority (EAEA) for the supply of a new batch of low-enriched nuclear fuel components in 2021.

This deal is part of a long-term framework contract signed in 2020 between NCCP and EARA for the supply of nuclear fuel components for the Egyptian test and research reactor number 2 (ETRR-2), according to a statement on Tuesday.

The contract includes shipments of fuel components such as uranium components, aluminium alloy, and aluminium powder products to Egypt. The first deliveries under this contract were made in 2020. 

The Argentinian-designed ETRR-2 research reactor is situated in Inshas, 60 kilometres north-west of Cairo.