Head of Energoatom visits Westinghouse equipment site in South Carolina
During the working trip to the United States, the head of Energoatom Petro Kotin visited the equipment warehouses of Westinghouse Electric in South Carolina, where equipment for the construction of Westinghouse nuclear reactors is stored. It is equipment and components that are planned to be used for a new power unit construction at the Khmelnytskyy NPP using the US AP1000 technology, on which a memorandum was signed between the two companies.
«We inspected the main manufactured equipment of the AP1000 reactor unit, which is stored in the Westinghouse warehouse and ready for shipment,» said Mr. Kotin. «We certified that the storage conditions are satisfactory and the products are in excellent condition. Most critical equipment is stored under a nitrogen cushion. Complete kit for reactor island available. Thus, we will be able to significantly reduce the construction time of the unit, as we do not need to spend time on the production of this equipment.»
During a visit to the warehouse area, Peter Kotin was accompanied by Westinghouse executives David Durham, President of Energy Systems, and Elias Gedeon, Senior Vice President for Commercial Operations, as well as other US officials.
Discussions on the construction plan of the AR1000 power unit at the Khmelnytskyy NPP will continue with D. Durham and E. Gedeon in Kyiv next week.
The basis of cooperation between Energoatom and Westinghouse on the implementation of AP1000 technology in Ukraine was provided by the heads of both companies, P. Kotin and P. Fragman, by signing a memorandum on August 31 of this year in Washington, the USA in the presence of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy.