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Chernobyl Confinement arch joined together

Waste and Recycling

28 July 2015

Chernobyl - joining of the western and eastern parts of the arch - 48The 'western' and 'eastern' halves of the arch of the New Safe Confinement at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine have been joined together, SSE ChNPP, the state company tasked with managing the plant, said on 24 July.

Energoatom welcomes government go-ahead for electricity exports

Nuclear Policies

08 July 2015

The Ukrainian government's approval last month of a pilot project to transfer electricity from unit 2 of the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant to the European Union will not only fund the addition of two reactors, but will also "open up new prospects" for the country to export power to European markets, the head of Energoatom said yesterday.

Russia's Atomstroyexport pulls out of Ukraine


18 June 2015

Atomstroyexport, part of the ASE-NIAEP-AEP engineering subsidiary of Russia's Rosatom, has closed down its office in Ukraine. The closure was announced yesterday in the Ukrainian parliamentary newspaper Golos Ukraini.

Russia disputes criticism of its role in Ukrainian projects


10 July 2015

Rosatom has rejected Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk's claim that the Russian company failed to honour agreements on construction of a nuclear fuel fabrication facility and completion of units 3 and 4 at Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant.

Ukraine prepares to cancel Khmelnitski agreement with Russia

New Nuclear

24 June 2015

Ukraine is preparing the legal document required to cancel its contract with Russia concerning the completion of two units at the Khmelnitski nuclear power plant. The move was announced yesterday by Svetlana Kulchitskaya, deputy head of the atomic energy and nuclear industry department of the Ministry of Energy and Coal.

US DOE advises Ukraine on winter fuel crisis plan

Nuclear Policies

17 June 2015

William Bryan at the meeting with Energoatom - 48The deputy assistant secretary of the US Department of Energy last week met with the president of Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Energoatom as part of preparations for an emergency response plan for Ukraine's energy sector during the winter season.