Agreements signed between Energoatom and Westinghouse for constructing new nuclear power units in Ukraine
At the international conference «Nuclear capabilities for the country’s development» NNEGC «Energoatom» and the US Westinghouse signed agreements on the construction of two new nuclear power units at the Khmelnytskyy NPP site. The signing ceremony took place in the presence of the head of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine Herman Halushchenko and US Charge d'Affaires a.i. in Ukraine Kristina Kvien. The documents were signed by Energoatom’s head Petro Kotin and Westinghouse President and CEO Patrick Fragman.
Upon signing the agreements, Petro Kotin acquainted the audience with the plan for the development of the nuclear industry until 2040: «Our goal is 24 GW of nuclear capacity by 2040. We are going to do it by our specialists efforts, as well as with the help of our international partners.»
In turn, Westinghouse CEO Patrick Fragman said: «We are very happy to give another momentum of our cooperation. Ukraine has about half of electricity generated from nuclear power. Westinghouse is supplying close to half of the fuel for Ukrainian nuclear power plants, and we are looking for AP1000 reactors to appear here. Ukraine is facing a large number of challenges in nuclear energy and should gradually decommission Russian-type reactors and build new plants. We can help develop carbon-free technologies and maintain high standards of nuclear safety.»