Russia To Supply Nuclear Fuel for Six Slovakian Nuclear Power Plants
June 6, 2019 (EIRNS)—In the presence of the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and visiting Slovakian Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini, TVEL Fuel Company, a subsidiary of Russia’s state nuclear company Rosatom, signed an agreement to supply Sl Slovenské elektrárne with fuel for Slovakia’s four existing nuclear power plants, and two others under construction, for the next five years, with the possibility of a contract extension to 2030, World Nuclear News reported.
Slovakia has 1940 MW of installed nuclear power capacity. The four operational units, commissioned between 1984 and 1999, annually produce about 15,000 gigawatt-hours of electricity, which is around 55% of total electricity generation in the country. This makes Slovakia the second major country in the world in terms of the share of nuclear generation in its energy mix, TVEL said, and the ratio will increase further after the commissioning of Mochovce units 3 & 4 “in the near future,” WNN reported.