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South Ukraine 3 fully loaded with Westinghouse fuel

Uranium and Fuel

20 July 2018

South Ukraine plant - 48Westinghouse Electric Company announced yesterday that unit 3 of the South Ukraine nuclear power plant has been loaded with a full core of its VVER-1000 fuel. The unit, near Yuzhnoukrainsk in the Mykolaiv province of Ukraine, thus becomes the first VVER-1000 reactor anywhere to operate with fuel assemblies not supplied by Russia.

Ukraine discusses 'energy bridge' with European Parliament

Nuclear Policies

16 July 2018

Nedashkovsky and Dombrovsky at European Parliament - 48Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Energoatom has explained to the European Parliament the benefits of supporting the 'energy bridge' project. Ukraine expects to start supplying electricity to the EU network via the so-called energy bridge as early as next year, and to complete the project by 2025.

IAEA reviews safety at South Ukraine unit 3

Regulation and Safety

26 April 2018

South Ukraine (South Ukraine NPP)_48An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts yesterday completed a review of long-term operational safety at unit 3 at the South Ukraine nuclear power plant. The Pre-SALTO (Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation) team reviewed the plant's organisation and programmes related to long-term operation, including human resources and knowledge management.

Rovno unit 3 gets 20-year licence extension

Regulation and Safety

18 July 2018

Rovno plant - 48The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine has approved the extension by 20 years of the operating licence for unit 3 of the Rovno nuclear power plant. The approval, which was granted by SNRC's board on 16 July, means the unit can operate until 11 December 2037. The regulator approved 20-year licence extensions of Rovno 1 and 2 in December 2010.

Turboatom and Toshiba team up for turbine upgrades


05 July 2018

Turboatom-Toshiba MOU - July 2018 - 48Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Energoatom has welcomed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Ukraine's Turboatom and Japan's Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation. Through the agreement, the companies will initially cooperate on upgrading turbine island equipment at nuclear power plants in Ukraine.

Energoatom awaits approval for energy bridge tender

Nuclear Policies

18 April 2018

Stanislavsky and Kulczyk meet Energoatom - 48Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Energoatom expects the country's Cabinet of Ministers to approve soon tender documentation to attract a private partner for the 'energy bridge' project. The project aims to make the export of electricity to the European Union possible by disconnecting unit 2 of the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant from the Ukrainian national grid, and to attract funding required to complete units 3 and 4 at the plant.