Ukraine has agreed with Westinghouse on the construction of nuclear fuel plant in Ukraine

 Ukraine has agreed with Westinghouse on the construction of nuclear fuel plant in UkraineAt the end of October 2015 Ukraine refused to continue a joint project with Russia for the construction of a nuclear fuel production plant in Kirovograd region.

Back in September 2010, the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers headed by Mykola Azarov has approved the Russian company "TVEL" as the winner of the competition for the selection of technologies for the construction of nuclear fuel fabrication plant.

Under the structure of the object allocated 6.8 hectares near the village of Smolino (Kirovograd reg.). Ukrainian Civil Code "Nuclear fuel" owns 50% + 1 share in PJSC "Plant for the production of JT", 50% - 1 share - "TVEL" Russian fuel company.

It was assumed that the shareholders will invest in the project about $ 100-120 million, in equal shares. In the future, expected to attract credit resources.

The total construction cost of the plant was estimated at $ 450 million plant in 2015 was supposed to begin production of fuel rods and fuel assemblies and zirconium components and components made of stainless steel in 2020. To the manufacture of fuel powder and tablets.

Today, more than 50% of Ukraine's electricity needs covered by nuclear energy. In Ukraine there are four nuclear power plant units in a total of 15 units equipped with VVER total installed electrical capacity of 13.835 GW.

Currently, nuclear fuel Westinghouse operated on the block №3 South Ukrainian NPP and Zaporizhzhya №5 block. In December 2016 scheduled loading FA-WR unit №2 of the South-Ukrainian NPP. In March 2015 the head of Westinghouse Danny Roderick said about the readiness of work to increase by 8-10% of the power operating Ukrainian NPPs.

At Westinghouse in Europe there is a factory for the production of nuclear fuel in Västerås (Sweden). At the end of April 2016 the company announced the expansion of the company to meet growing supplies for VVER-1000 reactors of Russian design in Ukraine and other Eastern European countries.
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