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Market Competition in the Nuclear Industry

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Nuclear power plants require a wide variety of specialised equipment, materials and services for their construction, operation and fuelling. There has been much consolidation and retrenchment in the nuclear industry since the 1980s, with the emergence of some large global nuclear companies. Electricity market liberalisation in many OECD countries has meanwhile placed nuclear plant operators under increased competitive pressure.

These structural changes in both the producer and consumer sides of the nuclear industry have had implications for the level of competition in the nuclear engineering and fuel cycle markets. With renewed expansion of nuclear power now anticipated, this study examines competition in the major nuclear industry sectors at present, and how this may change with a significant upturn in demand.

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Implications for competition of proposed multilateral fuel supply arrangements

Nuclear Energy Agency

At present, countries wishing to develop a nuclear power programme would normally have to rely on fuel cycle suppliers based in countries with established nuclear programmes. However, concerns about the availability of adequate supplies and the desire for energy independence may result in some countries being reluctant to rely on these established international suppliers.

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