Kazakhstan’s Kazatomprom to establish multimodal export to Argentina

Transport Materials 21 May 2020 16:29 (UTC +04:00)
Kazakhstan’s Kazatomprom to establish multimodal export to Argentina

BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 21

By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:

Kazakhstan’s Kazatomprom National Atomic Company and Argentina’s Dioxitek S.A. company will establish uranium transportation via multimodal method, Kazatomprom representative told Trend.

The corresponding definitive commercial agreement signing on natural uranium supplies was announced May 5, 2020.

Kazatomprom said that it has won a Dioxitek’s public tender to supply natural uranium concentrate for the needs of the Argentinian nuclear power industry in Feb. 2020.

The Kazatomprom official said that the company aims at diversification of contracts portfolio and building long-term relationships with all partners including with Dioxitek S.A.

Talking about the method, which will be used for transporting natural uranium, the official said that the parties will be using multimodal transportation.

“Within the framework of the signed agreement on the supply of natural uranium between Kazatomprom JSC and Dioxitek S.A., the goods will be transported in a multimodal manner using all available means of transportation via road, rail and sea,” the official said.

Kazatomprom is the world's largest producer of uranium, with the company’s attributable production representing approximately 23 percent of global primary uranium production in 2018.

The company benefits from the largest reserve base in the industry and operates, through its subsidiaries, JVs and Associates, 26 deposits grouped into 13 mining assets. All of the company’s mining operations are located in Kazakhstan.

Dioxitek S.A. is involved in the procurement and manufacturing of nuclear fuel for reactors in Argentina. As one of the country’s national companies, it is owned by the Argentinian Ministry of Energy, National Atomic Energy Commission, and the Government of the Province of Mendoza.


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