NNEGC Energoatom and NuScale Power in the presence of the Minister of Energy of Ukraine Herman Galushchenko signed a Memorandum of Understanding to study the possibility of building NuScale NPP in Ukraine.
The document stipulates that NuScale will support Energoatom on the following issues: expertise of small modular reactor (SMR) technology, including a feasibility study of the proposed sites; development of terms and intermediate results of projects; cost studies; technical analysis; licensing and permitting activities, as well as engineering research and design.
“The Memorandum is further evidence that cooperation in the energy sector is one of the key priorities of the strategic partnership between Ukraine and the United States. NuScale technologies make it possible to build small modular reactors in Ukraine. The Ministry of Energy to maximize the localization of production. The use of small modular reactors looks very promising for the development of a carbon-free generation, ensuring frequency regulation and passing daily peaks, ”said Herman Galushchenko.
Recall that earlier NNEGC Energoatom and Westinghouse Electric agreed on the joint construction of the Khmelnytsky NPP power unit as a pilot project with an electrical capacity of about 1.1 GW.
NuScale Power is an American privately held company that develops and markets small modular reactors. In August 2020, the MMP NuScale became the first and only small modular reactor to receive project approval from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
NuScale Power has developed a new modular nuclear power plant with a light water reactor that can be used for power generation, district heating, desalination, hydrogen production and other process thermal systems.