Westinghouse Starts AP1000® Plant License Process in Ukraine
Westinghouse Electric Company (ENS Corporate Member) has signed a new contract with Energoatom, Ukraine’s national nuclear power company, to provide AP1000® plant technical information in support of Energoatom’s feasibility study update for the construction of two AP1000 reactors at the Khmelnytskyi nuclear power plant in Ukraine.
The effort advances the previously signed agreement between Westinghouse and Energoatom to construct AP1000 plants at Khmelnytskyi NPP units 5 and 6, commence the licensing process and further develop Ukraine’s clean energy initiatives.
In June 2022, Westinghouse and Energoatom expanded agreements for Westinghouse to supply all nuclear fuel for the Energoatom operating fleet in Ukraine and to build nine AP1000 plants across the country.
Read the full Westinghouse Press Release.
Westinghouse AP1000 technology is the only Generation III+ reactor technology licensed by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and in several countries in Europe and Asia.
Four AP1000 units are in commercial operation in China and two more are nearing completion at the Vogtle site in the US. Moreover, this technology has been selected or is under consideration by several countries all around the world, like India and Poland.
See the NucNet Infographic Westinghouse AP1000 Nuclear Power Reactors Around The World