On the sidelines of the Moscow-hosted Atomexpo-2016, Armenian and Russian nuclear chiefs discussed the possibility of supplying the Armenian NPP with reserves of nuclear fuel, RIA said.
At the meeting, the administration of Fuel Company of Rosatom TVEL and chief of Armenian NPP Movses Vardanyan discussed the prospects of further cooperation, in particular, the possibility of additional supplies of Russian fuel to the reserves, a statement from TVEL said.
Vardanyan said that the Armenian plant has been using Russian nuclear fuel for almost 40 years, and long-term cooperation with TVEL allows to speak about the Russian company as a reliable supplier.
“I hope that we will be able to use quality nuclear fuel in further operation.”
The Armenian Nuclear Power Plant (ANPP) is the only nuclear power plant in the South Caucasus; it is located only 36 kilometers west of Yerevan, Armenia’s capital. Approximately 40 percent of electricity of Armenia was produced by the nuclear power plant in 2015.