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Vattenfall: Vattenfall secures new nuclear fuel supply

Vattenfall secures long-term nuclear fuel supply by signing new
commercial contracts with three different suppliers; French Areva,
Russian TVEL and American Westinghouse. The value of the contracts
amount to approximately SEK 1.2 Billion over the period from 2018
through 2025.

The three concluded contracts are in line with the Vattenfall
procurement strategy, enabling independency of individual countries
and suppliers. Vattenfall is committed to have at least two qualified
suppliers of nuclear fuel to each of its reactors. The fuel related
production cost accounts for about one quarter of the total cost of
production. The new commercial contracts enable enhanced competition
and long-term security of supply.

"Long-term supplier independence and competitiveness are necessary
preconditions for future nuclear profitability and these agreements
are key to secure the required production cost", says Per-Olof
Nestenborg, head of Vattenfall Nuclear Fuel.

Nuclear fuel procurement complies with the guiding principles
established by the Euratom Supply Agency (ESA) and the International
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Furthermore, Areva, TVEL and
Westinghouse comply with the Vattenfall Code of Conduct for Suppliers
and will deliver nuclear fuel for the Vattenfall pressurized light
water reactors Ringhals 3 and Ringhals 4. Vattenfall evaluates and
verifies, since several years, that the nuclear fuel elements meet
all requirements on safety and fuel quality.

For further information, please contact:
Magnus Kryssare, press officer, phone: +46-76 769 56 07
From Vattenfall's Press Office, telephone: +46 8 739 50 10

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