Nuclear power plant in Ukraine began to work on fuel from USA

АЭС в Украине начала работать на топливе из США

Now on the South-Ukrainian NPP has two units of three

South-Ukrainian NPP partially used nuclear fuel from Westinghouse for 13 years.

The third unit of South-Ukrainian NPP in the Mykolaiv region was the first in Ukraine that works only on the fuel assemblies of the American company Westinghouse. This was reported by the press service of “Energoatom” on Thursday, July 19.

“During the outage, which ended on July 16, in the active zone of the power unit loaded 163 fuel assemblies, Westinghouse modified the design (TVs-WR). Comments in the boot process is not detected, on 18 July, the unit displayed at full capacity”, – is spoken in the message.

Prior to that, in the reactor in the mixed cycle were fuel and Russian TVEL company. The whole of the South-Ukrainian nuclear power plant partly uses fuel from Westinghouse for 13 years.

By 2020 it is planned to completely convert the fuel from Westinghouse the second unit of South-Ukrainian and four power units of Zaporizhzhya NPP.

Last year it became known that the share of Westinghouse fuel at Ukrainian NPPs will be increased to 55%. This was announced by the President Petro Poroshenko during a trip to the US.

In particular, the possibility of using the Westinghouse fuel at the Rivne NPP.

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