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Ukraine sets sights on EU power export in 2019

Nuclear Policies

10 March 2017

Ukraine expects to start supplying electricity to the European Union network via its planned 'energy bridge' as early as 2019, and to complete the project by 2025, the head of the country's nuclear power plant operator said this week. The energy bridge will link unit 2 of Ukraine's Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant to Burshtyn Energy Island and connect with powerlines to Rzeszów in Poland and Albertirsa in Hungary.

Poroshenko: Ukraine increasing nuclear share to 60%

Nuclear Policies

17 February 2017

Nuclear energy's share of Ukraine's electricity mix is "rapidly approaching" 60%, President Petro Poroshenko said at a meeting of the country's National Security and Defence Council yesterday, according to a statement on the presidential website. The president did not give a date by which the increase would be achieved.

Australia-Ukraine agreement gets committee support

Nuclear Policies

07 February 2017

An Australian parliamentary committee today recommended ratification of a bilateral nuclear cooperation agreement that will permit the export of Australian uranium to Ukraine, subject to the development of a contingency plan for loss of regulatory control of the material.

WANO completes joint centre review of Rovno plant

Corporate

23 February 2017

Rovno plant - 48The World Association of Nuclear Operators has submitted a report on its first ever cross-centre review, which took place at the Rovno nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Gaetan Le Corvec, head of operations at WANO's Paris Centre, said the review had revealed "no critical shortcomings" at the plant.

Rolls-Royce sees civilian nuclear power growth

Corporate

14 February 2017

Rolls-Royce said today the long-term outlook for its nuclear business was positive with renewed activities in the civilian market. There are "encouraging opportunities" in the UK and China in particular, alongside its nuclear submarine activities, the company said on the release of its 2016 financial results.

Russia announces cancellation of Khmelnitsky agreement

Nuclear Policies

16 January 2017

The Russian government has confirmed that its 2010 agreement with Ukraine on building a third and fourth reactor at the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant has been cancelled. According to a statement posted on the Russian Foreign Ministry's website for legal information on 13 January, the intergovernmental agreement was terminated on 12 May last year.