Energoatom will work with U.S. Holtec International to install 20 nuclear reactors in Ukraine
Energoatom building (Photo:SE NNEGC Energoatom)
Ukraine's Energoatom National Nuclear Power Company signed an agreement with the U.S. Holtec International, to install nuclear power units with SMR-160 reactors, Energoatom's press office wrote on Facebook on April 21.
Small Modular Reactor SMR-160 is a pressurised light-water reactor, generating 160 MWe using low-enriched uranium fuel.
The Cooperation Agreement to install the small modular reactors was signed on April 21 by Energoatom President Petro Kotin in Kyiv and Holtec International President and CEO Kris Singh.
Minister of Energy of Ukraine, Herman Halushchenko, and Vice President overseeing all aspects of Holtec International operations in Ukraine, Riaz Awan, also attended the ceremony.
The agreement foresees the construction of 20 SMR-160 units in Ukraine. The first SMR-160 Pilot Project is aimed to connect to the grid by March 2029, after it reaches the minimum controlled reaction power.
"Construction of small modular reactors in Ukraine would not only strength the country’s energy security, but could replace thermal power plants destroyed by Russian attacks, and achieve decarbonization goals," Halushchenko said.
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