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The nuclear market will be able to respond as it transitions away from the oversupply of recent years - but decisions to increase capacity in the front-end of the fuel cycle will need to be taken soon, according to speakers at World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2023 (WNFC 2023).

Date: Friday, 21 April 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Market-dynamics-under-spotlight-at-WNFC-2023

Japan, the UK, Canada, the US and France have agreed to co-operate to reduce dependence on Russia as a supplier of nuclear materials and technology. Their statement was issued at the Nuclear Energy Forum being held in Japan’s Sapporo alongside the meeting of Group of Seven (G7) ministers on climate, energy and environment. It was published on the UK government website.

Date: Thursday, 20 April 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfive-g7-nations-aim-to-cut-dependence-on-russian-nuclear-technology-10770200

Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom and Canada’s Cameco have signed an agreement finalising implementation of the programme to export all of Ukraine's uranium production for processing in Canada to produce fuel for Ukraine’s NPPs. This came during a visit to Canada by Energoatom President Petro Kotin, who had signed the original contracts in London in March.

Date: Wednesday, 19 April 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsukraine-energoatom-and-cameco-finalise-uranium-agreement-10769622

Group of Seven (G7) energy and environment ministers, following a two-day meeting in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo, issued a 36-page communique laying out their commitments ahead of a G7 summit in Hiroshima in May. The detailed statement covered sections on environment, climate and energy. It reaffirmed a commitment to accelerating the clean energy transition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. “We call on and will work with other countries to end new unabated coal-fired power generation projects globally as soon as possible to accelerate the clean energy transition in a just manner,” the statement says, stipulating that countries should rely on “predominantly” clean energy by 2035.

Date: Wednesday, 19 April 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsg7-ministers-reaffirm-net-zero-targets-condemn-russia-and-offer-only-qualified-support-for-nuclear-10770194

The agreement by Canada, France, Japan, the UK and USA to leverage their civil nuclear power sectors to ensure a stable supply of nuclear fuel for existing and future reactors came as G7 climate, energy and environment ministers concluded a two-day meeting with a promise to accelerate the phase-out of fossil fuels.

Date: Tuesday, 18 April 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Five-G7-countries-in-nuclear-fuel-agreement

Agreement covers nine reactors at three sites The agreement was signed by Energoatom president Petro Kotin (left) and Cameco president and chief executive officer Tim Gitzel. Canada-based Cameco and Ukraine’s state-owned nuclear operator Energoatom have signed the last agreement needed for a programme to export all of Ukraine’s uranium production for processing in Canada to produce fuel for Ukrainian nuclear power plants.

The agreement was signed in Canada on 11 April by Energoatom president Petro Kotin and Cameco president and chief executive officer Tim Gitzel.

agreement will run from 2024, with all deliveries to Ukraine in the form of natural uranium hexafluoride (UF6). Cameco said the contract will contain “a required degree of flexibility”, given present circumstances in Ukraine.

The agreement will see Cameco supply 100% of Energoatom’s UF6 requirements – consisting of uranium and conversion services – for the nine nuclear units at its Rovno (four units), Khmelnitski (two units) and South Ukraine (three units) nuclear power plants for the duration of the contract.

Date: Saturday, 15 April 2023
Original article: nucnet.org/news/cameco-and-energoatom-finalise-deal-on-nuclear-fuel-supply-4-5-2023

Cameco and Energoatom have signed the last agreement needed for the implementation of a programme to export all of Ukraine's uranium production for processing in Canada to produce fuel for Ukrainian nuclear power plants.

Date: Friday, 14 April 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Cameco,-Energoatom-fuel-deal-implemented

The President of Ukrainian nuclear utility, Energoatom, Petro Kotin has signed contracts in London with Tim Gitzel, President of Canada’s Cameco to extend agreements on fuel supplies. The signing ceremony was attended by the Minister of Energy of Ukraine Herman Halushchenko (online); the High Commissioner of Canada to the UK, Ralph Goodale; and the Ambassador of Ukraine to the UK, Vadym Prystaiko.

Date: Thursday, 23 March 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsukraines-energoatom-signs-agreements-with-cameco-for-fuel-supplies-10694716

Energoatom and Cameco have signed agreements covering the supply of Ukrainian uranium and the production of nuclear fuel for nuclear power plants in Ukraine.

Date: Tuesday, 21 March 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Energoatom-and-Cameco-sign-fuel-and-uranium-agreem

Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom and Canada’s Cameco Corporation have agreed the commercial terms for a major uranium supply contract. Cameco will provide sufficient volumes of natural uranium hexafluoride (UF6) (including uranium and conversion services), to meet Ukraine’s nuclear fuel needs until 2035. Finalisation of the 12-year contract is anticipated in the first quarter of 2023 although key commercial terms, such as pricing mechanism, volume and tenor, have already been agreed.

Date: Wednesday, 15 February 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscameco-signs-major-uranium-supply-deal-with-ukraine-10593236