: American-Japanese company ready to build nuclear fuel plant in Ukraine

13:34 Jun. 29, 2016

American-Japanese company ready to build nuclear fuel plant in Ukraine

A woman walks past the sign marking the entrance to the Westinghouse International Headquarters on Monday, May 19, 2014 in Cranberry, Pa., Butler county (AP Photo)

Ukraine plans to buy more fuel from Westinghouse

The American-Japanese company Westinghouse will build fuel element producing facilities in Ukraine for its nuclear powers plants.
In the meantime Ukraine purchases Westinghouse's fuel to decline services of the Russian company Rosatom.

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This was announced by Ukraine's Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Ihor Nasalik in his comments on Facebook.

"As regards fuel rods, Westinghouse not only expands its work, but is ready to start constructing the fuel element plant (in Ukraine)", said the Minister.

The Minister said, during his joint visit with Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman to the U.S., the Ukrainian officials presented the Khmelnytsky Nuclear Power Plant project - the so-called Ukraine-EU Energy Bridge - as well as projects of constructing the third and fourth units of the Khmelnytsky NPP.

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"The Ukraine-EU Energy Bridge project was presented - the Khmelnytsky Nuclear Power Plant with its 3rd and 4th units completed", the Minister added.

As part of measures aimed at diversifying sources of nuclear fuel supplies, Ukraine plans to purchase more than a third of fuel from Westinghouse. In 2015, almost all fuel supplies were provided by Russia.

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