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Workers at Ukraine’s Khmelnitsky NPP have poured a symbolic cubic metre of concrete for two new reactors which are planned to use US Westinghouse technology and fuel. “Today we are talking about the future, we are talking about stability, we are talking about the development of nuclear energy,” said Ukrainian Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko. He added that the plans for Khmelnitsky were Ukraine’s most significant modernisation project since World War II. Also attending the ceremony were Petro Kotin, head of Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom; US Ambassador to Ukraine, Bridget Brink; and Westinghouse CEO Patrick Fragman.

Date: Thursday, 18 April 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsukraine-begins-construction-of-new-units-at-khmelnitsky-npp-11690350

Energoatom and Westinghouse's CEOs, Ukraine's Minister of Energy and the US ambassador have gathered at an event to mark the start of the project to build unit 5 at the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant.

Date: Tuesday, 16 April 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Work-under-way-for-first-Westinghouse-AP1000-in-Uk

The construction of six Westinghouse AP1000 reactors would contribute more than PLN118.3 billion (USD30.2 billion) in GDP for Poland, while their subsequent operation would generate PLN38 billion in GDP annually, an independent study has found.

Date: Thursday, 11 April 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Economic-benefits-of-Polish-AP1000-deployment-high

Polish utility Polskie Elektrownie Jadrowe (PEJ), which is responsible for the construction of Poland's first NPP, has joined the Mutual Insurance Association (TUW - Towarzystwo Ubezpieczen Wzajemnych) of the Polish Mutual Insurance Institution (PZUW - Polski Zaklad Ubezpieczen Wzajemnych). PEJ said this is an important stage on the road to providing insurance protection for this key energy project.

Date: Thursday, 07 March 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newspej-seeks-insurance-for-polands-first-nuclear-power-plant-11575009

The deployment of four AP1000 units in Ontario could have an impact of more than CAD28.7 billion (USD21.2 billion) on Canada's GDP during the manufacturing, engineering and construction phase alone, an independent study has found.

Date: Friday, 01 March 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Canadian-AP1000-deployment-could-bring-billions-in