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    Energoatom to build Rivne NPP 5th unit with Westinghouse reactor by 2032

    August 17, 2022 - Interfax Russia & CIS Energy Newswire


      MOSCOW. Aug 17 (Interfax) - Ukrainian national nuclear company Energoatom is planning to build the Rivne Nuclear Power Plant's fifth unit, which will have a Westinghouse AP1000 reactor, by 2032.

      "The 1,100MW unit will be built on the basis of the new U.S. Westinghouse AP1000 technology. Its commissioning is planned for 2032," Energoatom said on Telegram.

      Energoatom said its president, Petro Kotin and Atom Project Engineering Director Mykola Bozhko visited the Rivne NPP on August 16 to present the project and the schedule of construction of the new unit, the site for which was chosen back in 2004.

      It said a number of preliminary tasks had already been completed, such as an analysis of the existing and prospective use of water resources in the area where the nuclear power plant is located and an analysis of the existing plant infrastructure and interconnections of the western part of the Ukrainian power grid. In addition, geological restrictions on the unit project have been analyzed, it said.

      Energoatom and Westinghouse signed a memorandum in September 2021 on building five nuclear reactor units in Ukraine. In early June 2022, the companies signed agreements to increase the number of reactor units to be built in Ukraine on the basis of the AP 1000 technology from five to nine and to open a Westinghouse engineering and technical center in Ukraine.

      The two companies in July 2022 signed a contract for drafting an updated feasibility study for two AP1000 units of the Khmelnytskyi NPP in Ukraine.

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