The Stock Company “Production Association “Electrochemical Plant” (SC “PA Electrochemical Plant”) is an uranium enrichment enterprise of the State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom” which is one of the leaders in the world uranium enrichment service market.
SC “PA Electrochemical Plant” enters into the TVEL Fuel Company. SC “PA Electrochemical Plant” promoter is the Russian Federation represented by the Federal Agency for State Property Management.
In addition to low enriched uranium for nuclear power plants fuel assemblies, SC “ Production Association “ Electrochemical Plant” produces stable and radioactive isotopes of different chemical elements and offers other high-technology products.
The history of the Electrochemical Plant establishment has a stable link with the implementation of the Soviet Atomic Project which provided Russia with the status of Nuclear Power and a world leader in developing nuclear technologies and utilizing nuclear energy.
SC “PA Electrochemical Plant” professionals, being the elite of the Russian industry, use a cutting edge uranium enrichment technology based on gas centrifuges.
The labour work force is about 2 000 persons.
SC “PA “Electrochemical Plant” current and future activities are governed by the Russian nuclear industry challenges of increasing the share of nuclear generation in power industry of the country, strengthening and extending the Russian Federation positions in the global nuclear technology markets.
Main lines of activity
Nuclear material processing, transportation and storage including production of low enriched uranium to be used in manufacture of nuclear power plant reactor fuel.
SC “PA “Electrochemical Plant” is a notable competitor in the world uranium market that has been performing successfully its export contracts since 1994. The ECP low enriched uranium product is used in atomic power generation in Great Britain, Germany, USA, France, Sweden, RSA, South Korea and other countries.
Separation of stable and radioactive isotopes of various chemical elements.
SC “PA Electrochemical Plant” applies the technologies allowing production of 106 stable and radioactive isotopes of 20 chemical elements and is one of the largest commercial isotope producers in the world. The isotopic products find a wide use in various industrial fields, medicine, science including global science experiments, such as neutrinoless double beta decay research, solar neutrino detection, Universe dark material study and others. >> Isotope products (booklet)
Depleted uranium hexafluoride processing.
The SC «Production Association «Electrochemical Plant» was the first in Russia to master industrial conversion of depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) into uranium oxide concentrate, thus having solved the DUF6 disposal problem within its own production scope. The employed process of DUF6 defluorination has withstood the tests of time at «W-1» and «W-2» facilities being operated at nuclear sites in Pierrelatte, France (Areva's group of companies), and proved its effectiveness. The first similar Russian facility was named «W-ECP» (put into operation in December 2009).
The uranium tails stocks conversion from uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) into uranium oxide concentrate (U3O8) allows safe and long term storage of the power resource until it is demanded by any new power technologies. Besides, a considerable quantity of fluorine in the form of hydrofluoric acid and anhydrous hydrogen fluoride is returned back into industrial production.
Quality and Environmental Policy
SC “PA “Electrochemical Plant” Administration activities aim at arrangement of production conditions which are necessary and sufficient for output of quality products to comply with world standards and international rules. But the word “quality” has a special meaning for any nuclear industry enterprise as it is linked inseparably with nuclear and radiation safety. These factors have been given priority importance at SC “PA “Electrochemical Plant” for the whole period of its existence.
The Plant Administration aims at harmony of the Plant activities and products with the environment to save it for future generations. Therefore, the environmental protection activity is directed to environmental impact minimization and personnel health protection, and environmental protection interests are as important as its economic interests.
SC «PA “Electrochemical Plant” Management System complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and BS OHSAS 18001:2007 standards
(registration numbers TIC 15 100 52672/5, TIC 15 104 10699/5, TIC 15 116 11266/5) in the following scope:
production, delivery and storage of:
- uranium with enrichment less than 65% for power and research reactors;
- isotope products;
- hydrofluoric acid and anhydrous hydrogen fluoride.
SC “PA “Electrochemical Plant” is a city-establishing enterprise of Zelenogorsk being a closed administrative and territorial entity
SC “PA “ Electrochemical Plant” is located in Zelenogorsk, Krasnoyarsk region (formerly known as Krasnoyarsk-45) about 150 km to the east of Krasnoyarsk city. It accomplishes its honorable mission of a city-establishing enterprise and is a reliable guarantor of social stability in the life of the enterprise employees and veterans, and all inhabitants of Zelenogorsk as well.
The city of Zelenogorsk (formerly known as Krasnoyarsk-45) is a closed administrative and territorial entity. It was founded as a population aggregate in May 1956. Its population is about 70 thousand people.
SC “PA “Electrochemical Plant” is pursuing a policy of Zelenogorsk social and local community development programs implementation in the following directions:
- medical care and preventive treatment,
- children’s home and school patronage assistance,
- SC “PA “Electrochemical Plant” pensioners and labour veterans social protection,
- charitable activity.