CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Westinghouse Electric Company and Energoatom, Ukraine’s nuclear power company, today signed a contract in Kiev, Ukraine, outlining the details of their deal to bring Westinghouse AP1000® reactors at the Khmelnytskyi nuclear power plant. This agreement launches the engineering and procurement of long lead items for the first Westinghouse AP1000 unit at the Khmelnytskyi site. The signing ceremony took place in the presence of the Ukrainian Minister of Energy, Herman Halushchenko, and the US Chargé d’affaires in Ukraine, Kristina Kvien.
“The agreement signed with Westinghouse partners marks a new stage in the development of the nuclear energy sector in Ukraine. The construction of new plants is essential for the energy independence of our country. In addition, we are becoming the driving force that will pave the way for Europe. to carbon neutrality. Energoatom, in cooperation with our US partners, is ready to make the green transition to clean and affordable energy, ”said Petro Kotin, Acting President of NNEGC Energoatom.
In August, it was announced that Energoatom had selected Westinghouse AP1000 technology for its long-term goals of developing new nuclear power plants in Ukraine. The exclusive deal sees Westinghouse and Energoatom pursue AP1000 reactor projects to help the country meet decarbonization and its energy security goals. The AP1000 plant is a proven Gen III + reactor. It features unique fully passive safety systems, modular standard design, high operability performance and load tracking capability. The AP1000 projects will provide Energoatom and Ukraine with substantial economic and localization benefits throughout the construction and life of each reactor.
“We are proud to continue our partnership with Energoatom to support its goals of developing nuclear power plants in Ukraine. This contract for the construction of the first AP1000 plant on the Khmelnytskyi site brings the country closer to its decarbonisation and energy security objectives. We look forward to continuing our work with Energoatom to ensure that Ukraine is able to use clean, reliable and profitable nuclear power for the future, ”said Patrick Fragman, President and CEO of Westinghouse.
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The State Enterprise National Company for the Production of Nuclear Energy “Energoatom” was established in October 1996. The Company operates four nuclear power plants with 15 power units, among which 13 power units are VVER-1000 and two power units VVER-440 with a total installed capacity of 13,835 MW, 2 hydraulic units of Tashlyk PSP with a capacity of 302 MW, and 2 hydraulic units of the Oleksandrivka hydroelectric power station with an installed capacity of 11.5 MW. Today, Energoatom holds 7e place in the world by nuclear electricity production with 76.4 billion kWh produced in 2020 and 3e in the world by the share of nuclear in the national energy mix – more than 51%.