: Ukraine to build power transmission line to Europe

15:07 May. 26, 2016

Ukraine to build power transmission line to Europe

Khmelnytskyi Nuclear Power Plant (UNIAN photo)

Project provides for two more units of Khmelnytskyi Nuclear Power Plant to be finished

Ukraine's Minister of Energy and Coal Mining Ihor Nasalyk outlined the country's priority to beef up the electricity export from Ukraine and proposed to complete two units of the Khmelnytskyi Nuclear Power Plant.

"We are proposing the project of energy bridge "Ukraine-E.U.": renewal of 750kW Khmelnytsk-Rzeszow line, restoration of export and completion of the third and fourth units of the Khmelnytskyi Nuclear Power Plant", the Minister said.

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He also supported the idea of constructing a centralized nuclear fuel storage with American company Holtec as a condition of energy security of Ukraine and strengthening the independence from Russia.

In November 2015 the president of state-owned company "Energoatom", the operator of all running nuclear power plants of Ukraine, Yuriy Nedashkovskyi said that the Czech company Skoda had confirmed its willingness to participate in the completion of the third and fourth units of the Khmelnytskyi Nuclear Power Plant by producing two sets of reactor facilities.

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The deal negotiations with Skoda began after the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, decided to denounce the completion of the units together with the Russian Federation.

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