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    Ukraine will build a power unit at the Rivne nuclear power plant using American technology

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    The fifth power unit of the Rovno NPP with a capacity of 1100 MW will be built using the AP1000 technology of the American company Westinghouse. This was announced on Tuesday, August 16, by the press service of the Energoatom company, which is the operator of Ukrainian nuclear power plants, in its Telegram channel .

    Commissioning of block No. 5 is scheduled for 2032.

    The company said that some preparatory work had already been completed. In particular, an analysis was made of the existing and prospective use of water resources in the NPP location area, as well as an analysis of the infrastructures of the Rivne NPP and interconnections of the western region of the Ukrainian energy system.

    Energoatom and Westinghouse signed agreement on the construction in Ukraine of nine new power units using the AP1000 technology.

    power units at the Khmelnytsky NPP, which is scheduled to be completed by 2029. The next power unit to be built by the company will be unit No. 5 of the Rovno NPP. that more than 60 Ukrainian nuclear scientists will go on an internship in the United States in the fall to learn the AP1000 technology.

    AP1000 is an American nuclear reactor developed by Westinghouse Electric Company. At the end of 2021, five power units with these reactors were built at three nuclear power plants (in the USA and China). Only 15 power units are in operation at Ukrainian NPPs, of which 13 are with VVER-1000 reactors and two are with VVER-440 reactors. All 15 power units of Ukrainian NPPs are designed to use fuel assemblies produced by the Russian company TVEL.

    On August 31, 2021, on his Twitter page, President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky announced the memorandum between NNEGC Energoatom and Westinghouse Electric on the construction of a new power unit of the Khmelnytsky NPP. The total cost of the project is up to $30 billion.

    Westinghouse Electric is engaged in the design of NPP power units. The company has been operating on the Ukrainian market since 1992 as a supplier of services for the modernization of safety systems of the Ukrainian reactor fleet and a supplier of fuel for nuclear power plants.

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