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Researchers from the University of Bristol are leading activities with Ukrainian researchers and engineers at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (ChNPP) to carry out radiation mapping research.

Date: Monday, 18 October 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuniversity-of-bristol-team-undertakes-research-at-chernobyl-npp-9161405

Energoatom of Ukraine has had its bank accounts seized by the country's Ministry of Justice over a relatively small debt from 2011. The company called the action "sabotage against the state", as the union of nuclear power workers prepares to protest outside the ministry.

Date: Friday, 08 October 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Energoatom-faced-with-criminal-scheme

Fatih Birol, head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) told the US-sponsored Partnership for Transatlantic Energy and Climate Cooperation’s (P-TECC’s) third ministerial conference in Warsaw, that nuclear power is important to support an emerging new global clean energy economy. However, global reactor capacity would need to increase threefold by 2050 to meet global net-zero emission targets.

Date: Tuesday, 05 October 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiea-head-tells-us-sponsored-conference-that-nuclear-is-important-for-climate-mitigation-9128635

Westinghouse Electric Company and Ukrainian company NT-Engineering LLC have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) to implement maintenance optimisation and system repair projects for VVER reactors. They said the work will increase the safety levels and performance of Ukrainian VVERs, improving annual power output and reducing operational costs.

Date: Friday, 24 September 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Companies-sign-agreement-to-increase-Ukrainian-pow

Memoranda of understanding have been signed between US companies, including Westinghouse and NuScale Power, after a Ukrainian delegation visited the United States in early September.

Date: Wednesday, 08 September 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmous-signed-as-ukrainian-delegation-visits-usa-9061874

US-based Westinghouse Electric Company and Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom on 31 August signed an exclusive agreement to bring Westinghouse AP1000 reactors to multiple sites in Ukraine. The signing took place at the Department of Energy (DOE) Headquarters in Washington, DC, and was witnessed by Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and the Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko.

Date: Friday, 03 September 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsukraine-agrees-to-construct-westinghouse-ap1000-reactors-9051424

Energoatom of Ukraine will explore the possible deployment of NuScale small modular reactors (SMRs) to replace fossil fuel plants, according to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the companies. It is the latest in a series of agreements on energy signed during the visit of a Ukrainian delegation to the USA.

Date: Friday, 03 September 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/NuScale-SMR-under-consideration-for-Ukraine

There are four Westinghouse AP1000 Units in operation in China, including two at Haiyang (pictured). Courtesy SPIC. US-based Westinghouse Electric Company and Energoatom, the state-owned nuclear utility of Ukraine, have signed an exclusive agreement to bring Westinghouse AP1000 reactors to multiple sites in the eastern European country.

The signing of what Westinghouse said was an “historic” agreement took place at the US Department of Energy headquarters in Washington and was witnessed by Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky, US energy secretary Jennifer Granholm and Ukraine’s energy minister German Galushchenko.

Energoatom, operates Ukraine’s fleet of 15 commercial nuclear power plants, which in 2020 provided about 51% of the country’s electricity production share. Two Russia-supplied VVER-1000 PWRs units have been under construction at Khmelnitski-3 and -4 since the late 1980s, but progress has mostly stalled for years, because of financing and political issues.

Date: Thursday, 02 September 2021
Original article: nucnet.org/news/westinghouse-signs-agreement-to-deploy-ap1000-reactor-technology-at-multiple-sites-9-3-2021

Ukraine and the USA have agreed to "deepen and intensify" their strategic cooperation in energy. Nuclear power leads a suite of agreements with a project to complete Khmelnitsky unit 4, followed up with four new AP1000 units at a total value of USD30 billion.

Date: Thursday, 02 September 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/US-Ukrainian-energy-partnership-foresees-five-new

Massive structure was built to seal off destroyed reactor number four The massive New Safe Confinement structure at the Chernobyl nuclear power station. Courtesy EBRD. Chernobyl NPP has been issued with a licence to operate the €1.5bn structure known as the New Safe Confinement (NSC) that was built to encase Unit 4 and the temporary “sarcophagus” built to secure the destroyed reactor.

The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU) said a ceremony to mark the award of the licence was scheduled to be held at 11:00 local time on 20 August.

“This licence will provide regulatory control over both the current operation of the complex and the subsequent transformation of the zone into an ecological safe area,” SNRIU said.

The licence means Chornobyl NPP can begin full-scale operation of the NSC including handling of waste produced by remote decommissioning of the sarcophagus and the Unit 4 plant.

Date: Saturday, 21 August 2021
Original article: nucnet.org/news/ukraine-grants-licence-for-operation-of-eur1-5-billion-new-safe-confinement-8-5-2021