The pellets were produced at Elemash, a Tvel fabrication facility in Elektrostal, near Moscow. In India, the pellets will be used at the National Fuel Complex in Hyderabad to fabricate nuclear fuel assemblies for the Tarapur nuclear station.
Tvel has a history of providing fuel pellets to India for reactors of non-Russian design, such as BWRs and Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors.
Tvel also provides complete fuel assemblies for the two Russian-made VVER reactors at the Kudankulam nuclear power station.
Tarapur, in Maharashtra state, western India, has two 150-MW BWRs that began commercial operation in 1969 and are the oldest civil reactors in the country. It also has two 490-MW PHWRs.