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Title of the article Current Trends in the Nuclear Power Global Market
Pages 154–169
Author 1 Mariya Mikhailovna Osetskaya
Candidate of Economics, Project Leader of Resource and Personnel Center, Master of Nuclear Physics and Technology
Rosatom Technical Academy (RosatomTech)
21 Kurchatov str., Obninsk, Kaluga Region, Russia, 249031
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Author 2 Vladimir Fedorovich Ukraintsev
Candidate of Physics and Mathematics, Senior Researcher in Nuclear Power Plant, Leading Specialist of the Institute of Special Systems
State Scientific Centre of the Russian Federation – Institute for Physics and Power Engineering n.a. A.I. Leypunsky (JSC ‘SSC RF – IPPE’)
1 Bondarenko square, Obninsk, Kaluga Region, Russia, 249033
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Abstract The review of the nuclear energy technologies market, namely the main processes of the initial and final stages of the nuclear fuel cycle (NTC) was shown. The authors reveal key players in the markets of natural uranium mining, conversion, enrichment, fabrication of nuclear fuel, direct disposal, and reprocessing as well as determine their market shares. The article shows the fundamental factors influencing the development trends of the global nuclear power market such as: units’ commissioning in China, India, the Republic of Korea and other countries, the restart of the Japanese nuclear power plants, growth of uranium supplies long-term contracting planned for the period up to 2025, volatility of world prices of the NFC initial and final stages, political, economic and environmental reasons for the nuclear power generation choice. The article presents the results of analyses of Russian and world prices on the NFC initial and final stages main processes’ allowing to draw a conclusion about the current competitiveness of Russian nuclear energy technologies
Code 621.039+339.13
JEL D24, L23, L72, Q41, Q47
DOI 10.14530/se.2018.1.154-169
Keywords uranium ♦ nuclear fuel cycle ♦ conversion ♦ enrichment ♦ fabrication ♦ spent nuclear fuel ♦ price ♦ competitiveness ♦ nuclear power plants
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For citation Osetskaya M.M., Ukraintsev V.F. Current Trends in the Nuclear Power Global Market. Prostranstvennaya Ekonomika = Spatial Economics, 2018, no. 1, pp. 154–169. DOI: 10.14530/se.2018.1.154-169. (In Russian).
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