Construction on Khmelnitsky 3 and 4 from 2010

23 September 2008

[Reuters, 22 September] Work to build two new nuclear power reactors at Khmelnitsky in Ukraine will start in 2010, a government minister said while visiting the site. The units are expected to be V-320 model 1000 MWe VVER pressurized water reactors, the first of which would enter operation by the end of 2016. Two similar units already operate at the site, one completed in 1988, the other finished with European Union assistance in 2005. Construction will be organised by Energoatom, the company that operates the 15 reactors that currently provide about half of Ukraine's electricity.