Ukraine will buy from Russia six consignments of nuclear fuel

Украина купит у РФ шесть партий ядерного топлива

Ukraine gets nuclear fuel from Russia and the United States

Just Energoatom will perform 17 purchases in the current year.

The company Energoatom in the current year will purchase 17 consignments of fresh nuclear fuel for NPP. About it reports Interfax-Ukraine with reference to the first Vice-President Alexander Shavlakov.

According to him, in particular, Energoatom plans to buy 11 batches of fuel with Russia (nine parties for reactors VVER-1000 and two parties – for WWER -440).

At the moment we have received five batches of Russian fuel.

In 2017, also plans to buy six shipments of nuclear fuel the American Westinghouse, of that number we have five parties.

According to Shavlakov, this year it is also planned five flights for the removal of spent nuclear fuel to Russia, they have made four flights.

As reported Корреспондент.netUkraine will increase its purchases of fuel from Westinghouse. Thus, the share of purchases by Ukraine of nuclear fuel in January-may 2017 the Russian TVEL in monetary terms amounted to wins with 52.86% (in 2016 – around 70%), the Swedish Westinghouse – 47,14% (in 2016 – about 30%).

In the near future the share of Westinghouse in Ukraine will be increased to 55%. This was announced by the President Petro Poroshenko during a trip to the US.

Recall that the Westinghouse fuel will be used on two blocks of Zaporizhzhya. Permission was given by the State Inspectorate for nuclear regulation of Ukraine.