23 Sep 2010 14:32

Energoatom, OMZ ink nuclear-power cooperation memorandum

KYIV. Sept 23 (Interfax) - Ukraine's state nuclear enterprise Energoatom and Russia's United Heavy Machinery (OMZ) have signed a memorandum of cooperation in the field of nuclear power during the course of the international forum Fuel and Energy Complex of Ukraine: The Present and Future on Thursday, an Interfax correspondent reports.

Energoatom's Vice President for Repair and Plant Manufacturing Volodymyr Pyshnyi and OMZ General Director Igor Sorachan signed the memorandum. The document concerns the parties working together in the servicing of existing nuclear power plant facilities, the exchange of information, Russian-Ukrainian cooperation in the production of high-tech equipment, and the building of power machinery.

Energoatom is the operator of all atomic power plants in Ukraine - the Zaporizhzhya, Rivne, Khmelnitsky, and South-Ukrainian plants, which are outfitted with VVER pressurized water reactors that can generate 13,835 gigawatts of power.

OMZ builds, installs, and services equipment for the nuclear power, oil and gas, and mining industries and makes special steels. It has production facilities in both Russia and the Czech Republic.