The state enterprise NNEGC Energoatom and the American company Westinghouse on Thursday, June 2, signed three agreements on strengthening cooperation between the companies, according to which the number of nuclear power units to be built using the AP1000 technology in Ukraine has been increased from 5 to 9. About This is reported on June 3 by the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine.
“The number of nuclear power units to be built in Ukraine using Westinghouse technologies has increased to 9. On June 2, in the presence of the Minister of Energy of Ukraine Herman Galushchenko and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sweden to Ukraine Tobias Tyberg, President of the SE NNEGC Energoatom Petr Kotin and Patrick Fragman, President and CEO of Westinghouse Electric Company, signed three agreements to enhance cooperation between the companies,” the Ministry said.
An agreement was also reached to increase the supply of American nuclear fuel for the needs of all Ukrainian nuclear power plants. The fuel will be supplied from Westinghouse's production site in Sweden. At the same time, the production of fuel assembly components will take place in Ukraine on the basis of one of the separate divisions of NNEGC Energoatom.
Westinghouse and Energoatom intend to establish a Westinghouse engineering and technical center in Ukraine, which will support the construction and operation of AP1000 power units in Ukraine and the future decommissioning program of Ukrainian NPP power units.
According to Energy Minister German Galushchenko, in the future Ukraine may become a key exporter of electricity to Europe.
Let us remind you that currently there are 15 operating nuclear power units at 4 nuclear power plants in the energy system of Ukraine. After the start of the special military operation of the Russian Federation in February 2022, Ukraine completely abandoned Russian nuclear fuel.