Canada and Ukraine forge closer industry links

30 June 2021

Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Energoatom and the Organisation of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) yesterday signed a Letter of Intent for further cooperation, which formalises previous agreements on the implementation of joint projects with Canadian companies in the nuclear energy sector. It followed the first meeting of Energoatom and OCNI representatives that took place on 4 February.

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They have confirmed their intention to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding to "clarify the principles and directions" of future cooperation, Energoatom said. Cooperation includes areas such as the construction of new nuclear power units, hydrogen technologies, nuclear waste management, the production of medical isotopes and regulatory harmonisation.

They also plan to hold trade missions and seminars to exchange information on the latest global developments in nuclear energy, including small modular reactors.

"We hope the dialogue initiated this year will allow us to find practical common interests for closer cooperation between Energoatom and our Canadian partners,", Energoatom Acting President Petro Kotin said.

OCNI President Ron Oberth "introduced more than a dozen" Canadian companies interested in the cooperation, Energoatom said.

The virtual event was also attended by representatives of the Ukrainian and Canadian embassies as well as members of OCNI.

Researched and written by World Nuclear News