'Disentangling' the global nuclear fuel supply chain after Russia's invasion of Ukraine

‘Disentangling’ the global nuclear fuel supply chain after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

In the world of nuclear energy, things rarely move quickly. Nuclear power reactors often take 10 years or more to license and build, and then can operate for six or more decades.

Nuclear fuel is only replaced in a reactor at most once a year, or every 18 or 24 months. Uranium can take more than a year to be mined, milled, converted to a gas form, enriched in fissile uranium-235 and fabricated into the fuel bundles that are lowered into reactors during refueling.

So while the impact of Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine on the world of nuclear fuel was not immediate, by nuclear standards it is proving exceedingly fast.Russia is a key global supplier of nuclear fuel, especially to the Eastern European countries that operate Soviet-designed nuclear plants, for which Russia’s state nuclear company is often the only supply option. But its long history as a […]

About the author: StockMan

Please remember:

The information provided here is for general knowledge and educational purposes only.
It is not intended to be a substitute for professional financial advice.
Every individual's financial situation is unique, and what works for one person may not work for another.
Before making any investment or financial decisions, you should always consult with a qualified financial advisor who understands your specific circumstances and goals.

Any information posted on the website has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs and as such, should never be acted upon. Please be aware that any information posted on this site should not be considered to be financial advice and i am not a financial advisor.

Posting Guidelines
  • Do contribute something to the discussion
  • Do post factual information, analysis and your view on company valuations
  • Do disclose if you have an interest in a security
  • Do take our Terms of Use seriously
Do Not
  • Do not make low-content posts, unsubstantiated ramps or untruthful/misleading statements
  • Do not complain about a post unless you have reported it first, and not on the forum.
  • Do not post financial advice
  • Do not advertise or post sponsored content

Get involved!

Get Connected!

Come and join our community. Expand your network and get to know new people!


No comments yet