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Energoatom contracts Westinghouse for VVER-440 fuel supply

Energoatom contracts Westinghouse for VVER-440 fuel supply

Westinghouse and Energoatom have signed a VVER-440 fuel supply contract fuel for the Rovno nuclear power plant in Ukraine. The contract - for the development and delivery of licensing documentation - was signed yesterday by Energoatom Acting President Petro Kotin and Westinghouse Vice President and Managing Director Northern and Eastern Europe Aziz Dag, at the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, in the presence of Minister of Energy Herman Halushchenko.

Uranium & Fuel 11 June 2021


Energoatom extends international cooperation

Energoatom extends international cooperation

Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Energoatom told ambassadors of the Group of Seven and the head of the EU mission in Ukraine that it has "made significant progress" with its strategy to diversify its sources of nuclear fuel. During their meeting on 2 June, the state-run company described the issues it faces related to its 'corporatisation', including 'discrimination' in the wholesale electricity market, as well as the safety and upgrade work at its reactor units.

Corporate 04 June 2021


Permit issued for Chernobyl used fuel transfer

Permit issued for Chernobyl used fuel transfer

Ukraine's nuclear regulator has issued a permit to SSE Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant for the retrieval of undamaged used nuclear fuel from the ISF-1 interim used fuel wet storage facility. The fuel will be moved into the new ISF-2 dry storage facility. The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine has also issued a licence for the operation of the Liquid Radioactive Waste Treatment Plant at the Chernobyl site.

Waste & Recycling 26 May 2021


Ukraine tests Zaporozhe for ENTSO-E synchronisation

Ukraine tests Zaporozhe for ENTSO-E synchronisation

Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Energoatom and the country's transmission system operator Ukrenergo completed tests last week at unit 1 of the Zaporozhe nuclear power plant for the provision of ancillary frequency maintenance reserve services at +/-20 MW. The tests should confirm the compliance of the unit with the requirements of the Transmission System Code in order to obtain a certificate entitling Energoatom to introduce the power unit to the ancillary services market.

Corporate 11 May 2021


Energoatom sees further market 'discrimination'

Energoatom sees further market 'discrimination'

Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Energoatom has called on lawmakers to repeal a resolution recently passed by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and restore the previous Public Service Obligation mechanism in the country's electricity market until the end of June. Parliamentarians should "analyse in detail", the state-run company said, "who, how and in whose favour" Resolution 439 had been prepared, since it "harms" state-owned energy-generating companies.

Corporate 05 May 2021


Energoatom official becomes Ukraine's new energy minister

Energoatom official becomes Ukraine's new energy minister

Herman Halushchenko, vice president of development at Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Energoatom, has been appointed the country's new energy minister, following approval yesterday by the Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian parliament. Halushchenko received support from 305 lawmakers in the 450-seat chamber. The ministry had been under a caretaker minister since the collapse of the previous government in March 2020.

Nuclear Policies 30 April 2021


Moving on from Chernobyl

Moving on from Chernobyl

Thirty-five years on from the Chernobyl accident, Ukraine and the International Atomic Energy Agency have highlighted their commitment to cooperation in nuclear power. Meanwhile Ukraine’s nuclear regulator has launched the start of operations at a new storage facility for used nuclear fuel at the Chernobyl site.  

Regulation & Safety 27 April 2021


Ukraine needs new nuclear capacity, says deputy energy minister

Ukraine needs new nuclear capacity, says deputy energy minister

Ukraine's electricity grid needs the construction of new nuclear power units, Yuriy Boyko, the country's deputy energy minister said last week. Speaking to delegates at Atomic Energy: The Future of the Industry on 17 February, Boyko described the importance of at least three new units. Nuclear power plant operator Energoatom published  Boyko's comments on its website.

Nuclear Policies 23 February 2021


Khmelnitsky expansion part of European 'renaissance', says Energoatom chief

Khmelnitsky expansion part of European 'renaissance', says Energoatom chief

The completion of the third and fourth power units at the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant is "the future of Ukraine", Petro Kotin, acting president of Energoatom, said in an interview with Liga-Business at the end of last month. The project places Ukraine alongside other countries in Europe that are experiencing a "nuclear renaissance", since France, Poland, Slovakia and Romania are all now considering the further development of nuclear power, he said.

New Nuclear 08 January 2021


Ukraine's Zaporozhe 5 clear to operate until 2030 

Ukraine's Zaporozhe 5 clear to operate until 2030 

The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine has approved a 10-year extension to the operating licence of unit 5 at the Zaporozhe nuclear power plant. The VVER-1000/V-320 reactor was commissioned in August 1989 and its original 30-year licence expired on 27 May 2020. The new licence extends the operation of unit 5 as well as of the facilities technologically related to it.

Regulation & Safety 06 January 2021