Ukraine diversifies its nuclear fuel supply

Ukraine diversifies its nuclear fuel supply

On September 30, Westinghouse Electric Company signed a contract with the National Nuclear Energy Generating Company (NNEGC Energoatom) on VVER-440 nuclear fuel for the Rivne nuclear power plant. The parties also signed a Letter of Intent on further exploring the localization of fuel assembly component production in Ukraine. Atomenergomash, a subdivision of Energoatom, is currently completing qualification to manufacture VVER-1000 top and bottom nozzles for Westinghouse fuel, reads the Westinghouse press release. 

Westinghouse Electric Company is the world’s leading supplier of nuclear energy technology. The company provides nuclear power plants, nuclear fuel, plant automation and operating plant products and services. 

We are taking another step in our combined need for continuing to improve the performance of our plants and diversifying our supply. This is an important decision not only for Ukraine, but for all countries of the European continent with VVER-440 units.

Energoatom CEO Petro Kotin commented

We are pleased that Energoatom has once again demonstrated their confidence in Westinghouse’s nuclear fuel performance. With this major agreement, we extend further our commitment to Ukraine’s energy security and focus on further improving the operational excellence of its nuclear fleet. Westinghouse is looking forward to continuing to support Energoatom in other areas of expertise as a global strategic partner.

said Westinghouse President and CEO Patrick Fragman.

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