The Enerhoatom national nuclear power generating company has announced the winners of an international tender for delivery of uranium products as part of implementation of the nuclear fuel qualification program for Ukraine, which is being implemented in accordance with an agreement that was signed with the government of the United States on June 5, 2005, Cabinet press office reported.

Enerhoatom declared the state-owned Skhidnyi ore mining and enrichment plant (Zhovti Vody, Dnipropetrovsk region) as the winner of a tender for delivery of natural uranium concentrate.

The Tekhsnabeksport open joint-stock enterprise (Russia) was declared as the winner of the tender for provision of services involving conversion and enrichment of uranium.

Enerhoatom intends to sign commercial contracts with the winners of the tenders in the April-May period.

Thus, Enerhoatom has started practical realization of the second stage of the nuclear fuel qualification program, which provides for delivery of 42 fuel rods produced by the Westinghouse company (United States) to Ukraine for installation at the third reactor of the Southern-Ukrainian nuclear power plant in 2008.

Enerhoatom operates the four nuclear power plants in Ukraine and accounts for about 50% of the total quantity of electricity generated in Ukraine.


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