NAC Kazatomprom JSC (hereinafter – Kazatomprom or the Company) informs that Kazatomprom’s representatives headed by CEO, Yerzhan Mukanov as part of the Kazakh delegation took part in the IAEA General Conference, which was held in Vienna on September 26-30. Vice Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Zhandos Nurmaganbetov headed the Kazakh delegation.
The conference was attended by representatives of 175 member countries of the organization, who considered a wide range of topical issues related to nuclear safety in the world and the effectiveness of IAEA safeguards.
The representatives of the Company participated in the plenary sessions and held a number of meetings with delegates of partner countries from the USA, France, India and China. During these meetings, issues of development and strengthening of bilateral cooperation in the field of nuclear energy were discussed.
As part of the conference, the Kazakh delegation met with the Director General of the IAEA, Rafael Grossi. The head of the international organization noted that Kazakhstan is an active and consistent supporter of the nuclear non-proliferation regime and increasing the level of international security.
The parties have many years of positive experience of joint work and mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of peaceful use of atomic energy. IAEA inspectors annually inspect and verify nuclear materials at the production facilities of the nuclear holding. Kazatomprom experts took an active part in the development of recommendations on ensuring nuclear security, accounting and control of natural uranium in production.
The IAEA Low-Enriched Uranium Bank operates on the premises of the Ulba Metallurgical Plant. This unique project is a contribution of Kazakhstan and a number of donor countries to the peaceful use of atomic energy and the strengthening of the nuclear non-proliferation regime.
In addition, last year, Kazatomprom became a co-founder of the IAEA Vienna Group chaired by Director General of the IAEA. The aim of the Vienna Group is to create a platform for solving current global problems through the effective use of innovative nuclear technologies for peaceful purposes.
Following the meeting, the parties agreed to continue cooperation aimed at developing peaceful nuclear energy and strengthening global nuclear security.
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Kazatomprom is the largest uranium producer in the world with natural uranium production in proportion to the Company's participatory interest in the amount of about 24% of the total global primary uranium production in 2021. The group has the largest uranium reserve base in the industry. Kazatomprom, together with subsidiaries, affiliates and joint organizations, is developing 26 deposits combined into 14 uranium-mining enterprises. All uranium mining enterprises are located on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan and when mine uranium use in-situ recovery technology, paying particular attention to best HSE practices and means (ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 certified).
Kazatomprom's securities are listed on the London Stock Exchange, the Astana International Exchange and Kazakhstan Stock Exchange. Kazatomprom is the National Atomic Company of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and the main customers of the group are operators of nuclear generating capacities, and the main export markets for products are China, South and East Asia, North America and Europe. The Group sells uranium and uranium products under long-term and short-term contracts, as well as on the spot market directly from its corporate centre in Astana, Kazakhstan, as well as through a trading subsidiary in Switzerland, Trading House KazakAtom (THK).
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