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Umirzak Shukeyev. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
KazAtomProm chairman Shukeyev released from post

The decision was made on June 19, 2012 at the meeting of the board of Samruk-Kazyna, the company’s shareholder.

KazAtomProm chairman Shukeyev released from post
Head of KazAtomProm Vladimir Shkolnik. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Major benefit of hosting the international nuclear fuel bank is boosting Kazakhstan’s weight in the global non-proliferation endeavors

According to KazAtomProm Head Vladimir Shkolnik, the fact of hosting the facility amounts to global recognition of Kazakhstan’s industry specialists and scientists’ qualification.

Major benefit of hosting the international nuclear fuel bank is boosting Kazakhstan’s weight in the global non-proliferation endeavors
Head of KazAtomProm Vladimir Shkolnik. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
KazAtomProm Head on speculations over Kazakhstan allegedly serving Russia’s uranium interests

According to him, “Everything we do is targeted at maintaining parity with Russia within joint agreements”.

KazAtomProm Head on speculations over Kazakhstan allegedly serving Russia’s uranium interests
Head of KazAtomProm Vladimir Shkolnik. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Kazakhstan has no intention of supplying uranium to Iran: KazAtomProm Head

Mr. Vladimir Shkolnik emphasized that the international control system makes sure exported uranium is used for peaceful purposes only.

Kazakhstan has no intention of supplying uranium to Iran: KazAtomProm Head
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KazAtomProm to raise its share in the national uranium reserves up to 52% in 2012

We hope to raise the Company’s uranium reserves by at least 250 000 tons by 2020: KazAtomProm Head.

KazAtomProm to raise its share in the national uranium reserves up to 52% in 2012
Storage containers for nuclear fuel. ©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan and IAEA to have another round of talks on hosting an international nuclear fuel bank

The conference will take place from September 17 to September 25 in Vienna.

Kazakhstan and IAEA to have another round of talks on hosting an international nuclear fuel bank
Yellowcake. Photo courtesy of kazatomprom.kz
KazAtomProm Q2 uranium production figure stands at 5040 tons

KazAtomProm is Kazakhstan's major exporter of uranium and its compounds, rare metals, nuclear fuel for nuclear power stations, special equipment, technologies and dual-usage materials.

KazAtomProm Q2 uranium production figure stands at 5040 tons
In reactor section of nuclear station. ©RIA Novosti
Head of KazAtomProm told about nuclear reactor of his dream

Vladimir Shkolnik told about prospects of development of nuclear energy in Kazakhstan.

Head of KazAtomProm told about nuclear reactor of his dream
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Debates over expediency of a nuclear power plant in Kazakhstan still under way: KazAtomProm Head

Early May a State Agency for Atomic Power Industry was launched to regulate atomic power industry.

Debates over expediency of a nuclear power plant in Kazakhstan still under way: KazAtomProm Head
Head of KazAtomProm Vladimir Shkolnik. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Ulbinsk Plant selected as Nuclear Fuel Bank location

Experts checked both platforms and decided that Ulbinsk factory was the most suitable location: KazAtomProm head.

Ulbinsk Plant selected as Nuclear Fuel Bank location
Kazakhstani-Japanese JV SARECO to produce rare and rare earth metals in H2 2012

The shareholders are considering a feasibility study and are about to define parameters to expand the project: Vice Head of KazAtomProm.

Kazakhstani-Japanese JV SARECO to produce rare and rare earth metals in H2 2012
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KazAtomProm Head reports to President Nazarbayev on the Company’s performance

In January – March the Company produced a total of 2 600 tons of uranium, 4% up against the Q1 2011.

KazAtomProm Head reports to President Nazarbayev on the Company’s performance
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KazAtomProm to purchase a stake in the largest uranium processing company in the world by the year end

Relying on the infrastructure of the Uralsk Electrochemical Works, Russia and Kazakhstan have been working together to launch a joint uranium enrichment facility.

KazAtomProm to purchase a stake in the largest uranium processing company in the world by the year end
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Kazakhstan may purchase a $400-500 million stake in Russia’s Uralsk Electrochemical Works

Relying on the infrastructure of the Uralsk Electrochemical Works, Russia and Kazakhstan have been working together to launch a joint uranium enrichment facility.

Kazakhstan may purchase a $400-500 million stake in Russia’s Uralsk Electrochemical Works
KazAtomProm announces its 2012 capital expenditures figure
KazAtomProm announces its 2012 capital expenditures figure

In 2011 the Company produced a total of 19 450 tons of uranium, 9% up against 2010.

KazAtomProm announces its 2012 capital expenditures figure
KazAtomProm’s 2012 plans
KazAtomProm’s 2012 plans

KazAtomProm National Nuclear Company plans to inject over $20 million to finance geological exploration operations in 2012-2015: Company’s Head Vladimir Shkolnik.

KazAtomProm’s 2012 plans
Extended meeting of Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Kazakhstan national companies comment expected job cuts

Managers of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, KazAtomProm and KazMunaiGas spoke about the current and future optimization of their structures.

Kazakhstan national companies comment expected job cuts
Kazakhstan 2011 uranium production figure announced
Kazakhstan 2011 uranium production figure announced

KazAtomProm produced a total of 11 079 tons, 20% of global production.

Kazakhstan 2011 uranium production figure announced
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Solar batteries production plant near Astana to be launched by 2012

KazAtomProm and the French Commissariat plan to open a center for science, research and engineering of renewable sources of energy.

Solar batteries production plant near Astana to be launched by 2012
Uranium production output announced
Uranium production output announced

There will be some growth, but not very significant [in 2012]: Vladimir Shkolnik, KazAtomProm National Nuclear Company Head.

Uranium production output announced