12 Jul 2022 15:08

Westinghouse, Energoatom sign contract on feasibility study for two AP1000 units at Khmelnytsky NPP

MOSCOW. July 12 (Interfax) - Westinghouse Electric Company and Energoatom have signed a contract to draft an updated feasibility study for the construction of two AP1000 units at Khmelnytsky NPP in Ukraine.

"In accordance with the agreement, Westinghouse will provide technical information on the AP1000 installation in support of Energoatom's updated feasibility study for the construction of two AP1000 reactors at Khmelnytsky NPP," the U.S. company said in a press release.

These efforts advance the previously signed agreement between the companies to build AP1000 units at power units Nos. 5 and 6 of Khmelnytsky NPP, start the licensing process and further develop Ukraine's clean energy initiatives.

"These are significant steps for Ukraine's energy independence. We stand ready to provide our AP1000 plant technology and equipment in Ukraine and are continually inspired by our strategic partners' unwavering determination and resilience," said David Durham, President, Westinghouse Energy Systems.

Energoatom and Westinghouse signed a memorandum in September 2021 on the construction of five nuclear power units in Ukraine. At the beginning of June 2022, the companies signed agreements to increase the number of nuclear power units to be built using AP1000 technology in Ukraine from five to nine units, and to establish a Westinghouse engineering and technology center in the country.