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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


Energoatom accepts need for fixed power prices

Energoatom accepts need for fixed power prices

Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Energoatom says it understands the urgent decision taken by the Cabinet of Ministers on 28 December to extend regulations governing the electricity market. One of these regulations is to set a low price for electricity sold to the Guaranteed Buyer within the Public Service Obligation mechanism.

Corporate 31 December 2020


Ukraine loads more RBMK fuel into Interim Storage Facility

Ukraine loads more RBMK fuel into Interim Storage Facility

Holtec International has announced that the second double-walled canister had been loaded with RBMK reactor used nuclear fuel into the Chernobyl nuclear power plant site’s Interim Storage Facility in Ukraine yesterday.

Waste & Recycling 15 December 2020


Ukrainian ministry meets to discuss uranium production suspension

Ukrainian ministry meets to discuss uranium production suspension

Ukraine's Ministry of Energy yesterday held a meeting with representatives from Energoatom, state uranium mining concerns, trade unions, people's deputies and others to resolve issues related to the production and supply of uranium from the country's uranium mines. According to the national Ukrinform news agency, all uranium mining by state enterprise VostokGOK was suspended on 7 December.

Uranium & Fuel 09 December 2020


Energy Bridge has geopolitical significance, says Polenergia

Energy Bridge has geopolitical significance, says Polenergia

Grzegorz Stanislavsky, a member of the supervisory board of the Polish company Polenergia, as well as of the management board of the Ukraine Power Bridge Company, has insisted that the Ukraine-European Union Energy Bridge project should go ahead. The project has geopolitical significance, not only for Energoatom and the Ukrainian state, he said, but above all for the countries of Europe, "which are forced to fight for their energy independence".

Corporate 04 December 2020


Construction work resumes on Khmelnitsky units

Construction work resumes on Khmelnitsky units

The preparatory stage of the project to complete units 3 and 4 of the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant in Ukraine has been completed and construction work has resumed, Piotr Kotin, acting president of Energoatom, announced last week. The project is part of a Ukrainian presidential decree of 22 September.

New Nuclear 30 November 2020


First assemblies loaded into new Chernobyl used fuel store

First assemblies loaded into new Chernobyl used fuel store

The first canister of used nuclear fuel was yesterday loaded into the Interim Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility (ISF-2) at the Chernobyl plant in Ukraine. ISF-2 is the largest dry-type used fuel storage facility in the world and has an operating life of at least 100 years.

Waste & Recycling 19 November 2020


EBRD concludes Chernobyl Shelter Fund after almost 24 years

EBRD concludes Chernobyl Shelter Fund after almost 24 years

The Chernobyl Shelter Fund has officially been completed after receiving non-objection for closure by the assembly of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The London-headquartered bank set up the CSF in 1997 to assist Ukraine in making the site of the temporary shelter over Chernobyl's destroyed reactor 4 stable and environmentally safe. The New Safe Confinement also aims to create the conditions for the eventual dismantling and decommissioning of the contaminated structure.

Regulation & Safety 22 October 2020


Ukraine-EU 'energy bridge' still a realistic goal, says Energoatom vice president

Ukraine-EU 'energy bridge' still a realistic goal, says Energoatom vice president

Energoatom has "various options" for attracting investment in the completion of the third and fourth units of the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant, Herman Halushchenko, the company's vice president of development, said in an interview on the Energy Freedom talk show hosted by Energy Club on 19 October. Energoatom published a summary of the interview yesterday.

Corporate 21 October 2020