General Information

Background

1963

Based on the All-Union Amalgamation "Machinoexport" at the USSR Ministry of Foreign Trade, the All-Union Bureau "TECHSNABEXPORT" is incorporated together with transfer of export and import operations involving radioactive and stable isotopes, sources of radioactive radiation, rare earth metals, instruments and equipment using radioactive substances.

1973

The All-Union Bureau "TECHSNABEXPORT" is recognised to the All-Union Amalgamation "TECHSNABEXPORT" at the USSR Ministry of Foreign Trade. The above-mentioned functions were expanded to include export of uranium enrichment services.

1988

The All-Union Amalgamation "TECHSNABEXPORT" is relocated from the USSR Ministry of Foreign Trade to the USSR Ministry of Medium Machine Building, subsequently the USSR Ministry of Atomic Energy and Industry, subsequently the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Atomic Energy, and presently the Federal Agency for Atomic Energy. The same year the Amalgamation started export of fuel assemblies for NPP's.

1990

Along with export of isotope production, low enriched uranium, enrichment services and fuel assemblies, the Amalgamation initiates export deliveries of natural uranium in the form of U3O8.

1994

Joint Stock Company "TECHSNABEXPORT", which becomes a successor of the All-Union Amalgamation "TECHSNABEXPORT" regarding all previously concluded contracts and agreements, as well as rights and obligations, is registered in Moscow.

The Joint Stock Company "TECHSNABEXPORT" becomes a successor to the All-Union Amalgamation "TECHSNABEXPORT" as regards all previously engaged contracts and agreements, and also rights and obligations. In compliance with the Russian-US inter-governmental agreement "On Disposition of Highly Enriched Uranium Extracted from Nuclear Weapons" the JSC "TECHSNABEXPORT" signed an Implementing Contract for deliveries of low enriched uranium for the needs of the US atomic energy industry (the HEU-LEU Agreement).

2001

The JSC "TECHSNABEXPORT" is transformed to a joint stock company with 100 per cent participation of the state in the legal capital.

The Company receives a State accreditation as an organisation that set up an internal export control programme, issues first general licences for nuclear materials, special non-nuclear materials and controlled isotope production export.

2002

By virtue of a decree by the Government of the Russian Federation the JSC "TECHSNABEXPORT" is authorised to engage foreign trade transactions related to import in Russia, technological storage and reprocessing of irradiated fuel assemblies of foreign nuclear reactors.

2006

The JSC "TECHSNABEXPORT" received for the first time a licence by the Federal Service for Environmental, Technological and Nuclear Supervision of the Russian Federation for nuclear materials handling, granting the Company the right for handling nuclear materials during their production, use and storage during performance of work and offering services to facilities engaged in the nuclear fuel cycle, and also participate in contests for obtaining licences for mining uranium deposits within the Russian Federation.

2007

100%

of shares
incorporated into the charter capital of JSC "Atomenergoprom"

By virtue of a decree by the President of the Russian Federation "On Reorganisation of the Nuclear Power Industrial Complex in the Russia Federation" the JSC "TECHSNABEXPORT" was included in the list of legal entities eligible to possess nuclear materials (excluding nuclear materials that could be within federal property only), and also in the list of Russian legal entities that could possess nuclear installations.

In accordance with the Presidential Decree of 27 April 2007 № 556, in August 2007 100 % of JSC "TECHSNABEXPORT" shares was incorporated into the charter capital of JSC "Atomenergoprom".

2008

In compliance with the Amendment dated February 1, 2008 to the Agreement on Suspension of Anti-dumping Investigation Concerning Deliveries of Uranium Products from Russia, the JSC "TECHSNABEXPORT" was appointed an exclusive supplier of Russian uranium products to the US market.

The Company received the certificate of compliance of its quality management system with the ISO 9001:2000 international standard.

2009

On the basis of the Amendment to the Russian suspension agreement (RSA) after a long break JSC "TECHSNABEXPORT" re-entered the US market and concluded six direct long-term contracts with American utilities for supply of enriched uranium products (EUP) worth about USD 3 billion.

In December 2009 JSC "PA "Electrochemical Plant" (Zelenogorsk, Krasnoyarsk region) commissioned the first industrial facility for conversion of enriched UF6 into U3O8. The new facility with the target capacity up to 10 tons of enriched UF6 per year was designed on the base of French technologies, bought by JSC "TECHSNABEXPORT" from Areva Company.

The Company achieved compliance to the ISO 9001:2008 international quality management system standard.

2010

In August 2010 JSC "TECHSNABEXPORT" signed a long-term contract with Eskom for supplying enriched uranium production, that would meet a half of the demand of the NPPs in South Africa until the end of the decade.

100%

of shares
of JSC "SPb "IZOTOP" were purchased by the Company

In October 2010 JSC "TECHSNABEXPORT" subsidiary TENAM Corporation was launched in Washington to represent the Company's interests in the American market.

JSC "TECHSNABEXPORT" acquired 100% of shares of JSC "SPb "IZOTOP" – operator of nuclear materials transportation through the port of St. Petersburg.