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Energoatom yesterday discussed eight legislative bills that it says require adoption to help it continue to meet international obligations, standards and requirements, as well as others that concern the nuclear power plant operator's budget. The meeting was attended by Pavel Pavlyshin, Energoatom's acting president, and Ostap Shipailo, chairman of the subcommittee on nuclear energy and nuclear safety of the Ukrainian parliament, the Verkhovna Rada.

Date: Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Ukraine-assesses-legislation-to-support-nuclear-se

Ukraine has this week held public hearings on plans to extend by 15 years the operation of unit 3 of the South Ukraine nuclear power plant, which entered commercial operation in 1989. Another topic for discussion is the fact the unit's reactor core is fully loaded with Westinghouse fuel, and the country's nuclear regulator, SNRC, told participants in the hearings it expected to approve commercial operation using this fuel by the turn of the year.

Date: Saturday, 21 December 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Licence-decision-for-South-Ukraine-unit-3-expected

The core of unit 5 at the Zaporozhe nuclear power plant in Ukraine has been fully loaded with VVER-1000 fuel produced by Westinghouse, operator Energoatom announced yesterday. In July 2018, unit 3 of the South Ukraine plant became the first VVER-1000 reactor anywhere to operate with a full core of fuel not supplied by Russia.

Date: Friday, 13 December 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Zaporozhe-5-loaded-exclusively-with-Westinghouse-f

Ukrainian Prime Minister Alexei Goncharuk on 27 November announced the dismissal of Yuri Nedashkovsky, head of nuclear utility Energoatom.

“It was the initiative of the Minister of Energy and the Environment Alexei Orzhel,” Goncharuk said. He added, “We are now dismissing dozens of people who worked in previous years. In most cases, the reason for dismissal is incompetence and human corruption. He said, “This was long overdue. And there are three reasons for this: the deterioration of Energoatom’s performance, the increase in the number of negative incidents and a procurement investigation with which the deputy of the previous convocation is associated” [he was referring to businessman Nikolai Martynenko, one of the closest associates of Nedashkovsky and of former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

Date: Tuesday, 03 December 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsukraine-dismisses-head-of-energoatom-reflecting-political-tensions-7534772

Holtec International has announced the launch of three new technologies that have been developed under its Project Cheetah initiative. These include a new storage and transport basket for VVER fuel; an improved storage cask design, and a new cask transporter.

Date: Tuesday, 03 December 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Holtec-announces-new-cask-technology-developments

A policy and market environment that unlocks the mitigation potential of nuclear power will enable countries to adopt more ambitious targets in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement, a paper prepared by Hal Turton, an energy economist in the Department of Nuclear Energy at the International Atomic Energy Agency shows. The paper, Nuclear Power and Climate Change: Scenario Perspectives to 2050, was presented last week at the Vienna-based agency's first international conference on climate change and the role of nuclear power.

Date: Thursday, 17 October 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/The-untapped-potential-of-nuclear-under-the-Paris

Ukraine's Energoatom and Westinghouse of the USA have signed a preliminary agreement for Westinghouse to manufacture fuel for VVER-440 reactors in the country. Ukraine has two VVER-440s - units 1 and 2 of the Rovno nuclear power plant.

Date: Friday, 06 September 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Energoatom-and-Westinghouse-plan-VVER-440-fuel-coo

Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom has completed functional testing of UD-based Holtec International's HI-TRAC and HI-STAR 190 containers at unit 3 of the Rovno NPP during the VVER-1000 reactor's recent scheduled maintenance outage. The containers will be used to transport used nuclear fuel to the Central Spent Fuel Storage Facility (CSFSF) under construction at the Chernobyl NPP site. Energoatom said on 8 August that the tests had demonstrated that the equipment met the requirements of the CSFSF systems and project criteria in terms of quality and safety assurance. They will undergo further tests at Rovno unit 4 in October and at units 1 and 2 in November, The CSFSF will be a dry storage facility with used fuel stored in double-walled stainless steel canisters. Energoatom said the facility means Ukraine will no longer have to spend $200 million a year to transport used fuel to Russia for reprocessing.

Date: Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsukraine-tests-holtec-used-fuel-casks-at-rovno-npp-7378834

Ukraine's nuclear power plant operator Energoatom last week completed functional testing of Holtec International's HI-TRAC and HI-STAR 190 containers at unit 3 of the Rovno nuclear power plant during the VVER-1000 reactor's scheduled maintenance outage.

Date: Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Energoatom-tests-Holtec-used-fuel-casks-at-Rovno-p

Energoatom and Cameco have signed a memorandum of cooperation and understanding as part of the Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator's strategy to diversify its nuclear fuel supply. The document was signed yesterday at the uranium producer's headquarters in Saskatoon, Canada.

Date: Tuesday, 27 August 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Ukraine-further-diversifies-fuel-supply-with-Canad