Ukraine to build five nuclear power units together with Westinghouse

Ukraine to build five nuclear power units together with Westinghouse

NNEGC Energoatom and the U.S.-based Westinghouse continue their joint work on the project of construction of new AR-1000 power units at Ukrainian NPPs.

This was stated in an interview with the Tyzhden newspaper by Energoatom CEO Petro Kotin, who commented on the prospects of nuclear energy in Ukraine, Ukrinform reports.

"We have signed really high-level documents with the American side, Westinghouse, on the construction of our five power units, and we are continuing this work. We will build five power units under the AR-1000 project," he said.

Kotin clarified that the plan is build two power units at the Khmelnitsky NPP, as well as one each at other NPPs.

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"This is a modern Westinghouse project with a much higher level of security than the Soviet-designed power units we have today. And, of course, it’s many times better than the ones that Russia is currently building,” the NNEGC CEO added.

As reported, in November 2021, NNEGC Energoatom and Westinghouse agreed to jointly complete the construction of two power units at the Khmelnitsky Nuclear Power Plant (KhNPP).

The parties also signed a memorandum, which provides for the construction of additional power units at existing Ukrainian NPPs.

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