Ukraine and USA signed a Memorandum on nuclear fuel

Украина и США подписали меморандум о ядерном топливе

Energoatom deepening cooperation with Westinghouse

Ukraine plans to use American nuclear fuel for nuclear power plants, which will increase their productivity.

Ukrainian Energoatom and the American Westinghouse signed a Memorandum that envisages the launch of the licensing of nuclear fuel in Ukraine. This reports the press service of Energoatom on Tuesday, September 3.

According to the agreement, before the end of the year should be developed techno-economic evaluation of the implementation of Westinghouse fuel at Ukrainian nuclear power plants. It is assumed that the use of this nuclear fuel will boost the capacity of nuclear power plants by 10-15%.

In addition, Westinghouse will participate in the construction unit of Khmelnitsky NPP, and one of the promising areas of cooperation on this project is to use the third and fourth blocks of station the American automated control systems of technological processes.

We will remind, last summer the government approved a feasibility study for construction of power units №3 and №4 of the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant with a total cost of 72 billion 342 million. The estimated construction period of seven years.

All Ukrainian nuclear power plant plan to upgrade until 2024.


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