Energoatom and Westinghouse reaffirm their clean energy partnership and announce expanded cooperation on VVER and AP1000® power plants supplied by Westinghouse to be built in Ukraine


CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Westinghouse Electric Company and Energoatom, Ukraine’s state-owned nuclear utility, have signed expanded agreements for Westinghouse to supply all nuclear fuel for Energoatom’s operating fleet in Ukraine and increase the number of AP1000s® Energoatom factories intends to build five to nine units. The two companies also affirmed their intention to establish a Westinghouse engineering center in Ukraine to support planned AP1000 reactor projects, as well as Energoatom’s operating fleet and future decommissioning program.

Petro Kotin, Chairman of SE NNEGC Energoatom, and Patrick Fragman, Chairman and CEO of Westinghouse, signed the agreements at the Khmelnytskyi NPP (KhNPP) site where the first two AP1000 reactors will be built. Ukrainian Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko and Swedish Ambassador to Ukraine Tobias Thyberg witnessed the signing of this historic agreement and participated in the site visit.

Building on existing agreements, Energoatom selected Westinghouse to fully supply nuclear fuel for its installed fleet based on a strong partnership and a shared commitment to energy security. Fuel will be supplied from Westinghouse’s manufacturing site in Västerås, Sweden, with the continuation of the localization of the production of fuel assembly components in Ukraine. Atomenergomash, a subdivision of Energoatom, is currently completing qualification to manufacture upper and lower nozzles for Westinghouse fuel.

During the visit, Westinghouse and Energoatom also confirmed their intention to implement the previously signed agreement to supply AP1000 plant technology to new nuclear power plants in Ukraine and increased the number of committed AP1000 plants from five to nine. The AP1000 plant is a proven Generation III+ reactor featuring unique fully passive safety systems, modular standard design, industry-leading operability performance and load following capability. The design and construction of the AP1000 plants will leverage extensive U.S.-Ukrainian industrial cooperation, showcasing content from both countries’ supply chains.

“Even in these difficult times, we continue to work actively with Westinghouse, our strategic partner. We will expand the areas and scope of cooperation and are convinced that together we will not only write a new chapter in the history of Ukrainian nuclear energy, but also make an important contribution to the energy independence of the Europe,” Kotin said.

“Westinghouse is proud to sign these agreements to fully support Ukraine’s current operational fleet with our industry-leading fuels and services and to increase the number of new AP1000 factories committed from five to nine. We greatly value our long-standing partnership with Energoatom and look forward to the work ahead to help advance Ukraine’s carbon-free future,” Fragman said.

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