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Chernobyl confinement structure nears completion

Waste and Recycling

29 November 2017

Chernobyl NSC - 48Installation of critical systems is progressing within the New Safe Confinement covering the damaged unit 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. The enormous arched structure was put in place one year ago and is expected to be commissioned in the first half of 2018.

Energoatom's development requires new law: report

Corporate

18 October 2017

The corporatization of Ukraine's Energoatom requires the development of a special law that will need to take into account all its characteristics as nuclear power plant operator, a consultancy report has concluded. The report was presented last week by a consortium selected by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to advise Energoatom on its restructuring. The consortium consists of the UK's Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC and Ukraine's IMEPOWER.

Urenco tails plant to start up in 2018

Waste and Recycling

01 September 2017

Uranium enrichment company Urenco yesterday said it expects to commission the Tails Management Facility (TMF) at Capenhurst in the UK in 2018, after construction delays. The facility, to deconvert depleted uranium hexafluoride tails, had previously been expected to enter service this year.

Toshiba to help enhance Ukraine's nuclear fleet

Corporate

25 October 2017

Ukraine's Energoatom and Japan's Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the modernisation of the turbine island equipment of Ukrainian nuclear power plants. Energoatom operates all of Ukraine's four nuclear power plants - Zaporozhe, Rovno, South Ukraine and Khmelnitsky - which comprise 15 nuclear reactors, including 13 VVER-1000s and two VVER-440s with a total capacity of 13,835 MWe.

Westinghouse to supply upgrade systems to Zaporozhe

Regulation and Safety

18 September 2017

Zaporozhe_(Energoatom)-48Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a contract with Ukrainian national nuclear generator Energoatom to supply monitoring instrumentation systems to the Zaporozhe nuclear power plant, as part of a long-term safety upgrade program.

Ukraine to maintain nuclear's share of electricity

Nuclear Policies

23 August 2017

Rovno plant - 48Nuclear power is to remain a key component of Ukraine's energy mix under a new energy strategy approved by the cabinet at a meeting on 18 August. Under the strategy, nuclear's share of the country's electricity generation will remain at around 50% to 2035.