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Ukraine discusses 'energy bridge' with European Parliament

Nuclear Policies

16 July 2018

Nedashkovsky and Dombrovsky at European Parliament - 48Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Energoatom has explained to the European Parliament the benefits of supporting the 'energy bridge' project. Ukraine expects to start supplying electricity to the EU network via the so-called energy bridge as early as next year, and to complete the project by 2025.

IAEA reviews safety at South Ukraine unit 3

Regulation and Safety

26 April 2018

South Ukraine (South Ukraine NPP)_48An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts yesterday completed a review of long-term operational safety at unit 3 at the South Ukraine nuclear power plant. The Pre-SALTO (Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation) team reviewed the plant's organisation and programmes related to long-term operation, including human resources and knowledge management.

Energoatom counts cost of regulatory changes

Corporate

19 March 2018

Nedashkovsky briefing the Balancing Committee - 48Electricity prices in Ukraine are too low to enable the country's nuclear power plant operator to cover the cost of its fuel, its president and CEO said last week. In addition, the regulator's new methodology for calculating the cost of nuclear fuel purchases is restricted to new contracts.

Turboatom and Toshiba team up for turbine upgrades

Corporate

05 July 2018

Turboatom-Toshiba MOU - July 2018 - 48Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Energoatom has welcomed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Ukraine's Turboatom and Japan's Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation. Through the agreement, the companies will initially cooperate on upgrading turbine island equipment at nuclear power plants in Ukraine.

Energoatom awaits approval for energy bridge tender

Nuclear Policies

18 April 2018

Stanislavsky and Kulczyk meet Energoatom - 48Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Energoatom expects the country's Cabinet of Ministers to approve soon tender documentation to attract a private partner for the 'energy bridge' project. The project aims to make the export of electricity to the European Union possible by disconnecting unit 2 of the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant from the Ukrainian national grid, and to attract funding required to complete units 3 and 4 at the plant.

MOU sees Holtec SMR-160 for Ukraine

Corporate

02 March 2018

Holtec-Energoatom-MOU-(Holtec)-48A memorandum of understanding signed by Holtec International and Energoatom envisages the adoption by Ukraine of Holtec's small modular reactor technology with the country becoming a manufacturing hub for SMR-160 reactor components. Separately, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has begun a technical review of an application by Holtec for a consolidated spent fuel interim storage facility proposed for southeastern New Mexico.