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The completion of the third and fourth power units at the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant is "the future of Ukraine", Petro Kotin, acting president of Energoatom, said in an interview with Liga-Business at the end of last month. The project places Ukraine alongside other countries in Europe that are experiencing a "nuclear renaissance", since France, Poland, Slovakia and Romania are all now considering the further development of nuclear power, he said.

Date: Saturday, 09 January 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Khmelnitsky-expansion-part-of-European-renaissance

Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Energatom says it understands the urgent decision taken by the Cabinet of Ministers on 28 December to extend regulations governing the electricity market. One of these regulations is to set a low price for electricity sold to the Guaranteed Buyer within the Public Service Obligation (PSO) mechanism.

Date: Friday, 01 January 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Energoatom-accepts-need-for-fixed-power-prices

Holtec International has announced that the second double-walled canister (DWC) had been loaded with RBMK reactor used nuclear fuel into the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (ChNPP) site’s Interim Storage Facility (ISF-2) in Ukraine yesterday.

Date: Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Ukraine-starts-loading-RBMK-fuel-into-Interim-Stor

Kharkov-based Turboatom has already manufactured the main part of the turbine unit for the VVER-1000 at unit 3 of Ukraine’s Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant (KhNPP), Energoatom said on 1 December.

Date: Friday, 04 December 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsturboatom-manufactures-main-part-of-the-turbine-for-khmelnitsky-3-8391545

The preparatory stage of the project to complete units 3 and 4 of the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant in Ukraine has been completed and construction work has resumed, Piotr Kotin, acting president of Energoatom, announced last week. The project is part of a Ukrainian presidential decree of 22 September.

Date: Tuesday, 01 December 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Construction-work-resumes-on-Khmelnitsky-units

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced that the first canister of used nuclear fuel had been loaded into the Interim Storage Facilty 2 (ISF-2) at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

Date: Friday, 20 November 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfirst-canister-of-used-fuel-loaded-at-chernobyl-storage-facility-8369174

Milestone follows 20 years of work at the Ukraine site Courtesy EBRD. The first waste canister of spent nuclear fuel was loaded into the €400m ISF-2 interim storage facility at the Chernobyl nuclear power station site in Ukraine on Wednesday, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development announced.

The milestone represents the culmination of more than 20 years of work at the site, where spent nuclear fuel from reactors 1, 2 and 3 at the destroyed nuclear station will be processed and stored at ISF-2, the world’s largest nuclear dry storage facility.

ISF-2 has been constructed by an international consortium led by the US company Holtec and financed by the international community through the Nuclear Safety Account, managed by the EBRD.

The first loaded double-walled canister contains 93 spent fuel assemblies that have been removed from the site’s ageing storage facility, and processed and packaged in the new ISF-2 facility. In total, more than 21,000 spent fuel assemblies from Chernobyl reactors 1, 2 and 3 will make this journey over the next eight or more years. The ISF-2 is the largest dry spent fuel storage facility in the world and has a lifespan of a minimum of 100 years.

Hot testing at ISF-2 began earlier this year and the full licence to operate is expected in early 2021. “Important work remains to be completed to secure the full operating licence, but the successful testing and loading of the first full fuel load provides all those involved with cause for some celebration,” said Steven White, EBRD associate director, nuclear safety.

Date: Friday, 20 November 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/first-spent-nuclear-fuel-canister-loaded-in-isf-2-storage-facility-11-4-2020

The first canister of used nuclear fuel was yesterday loaded into the Interim Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility (ISF-2) at the Chernobyl plant in Ukraine. ISF-2 is the largest dry-type used fuel storage facility in the world and has an operating life of at least 100 years.

Date: Friday, 20 November 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/First-assemblies-loaded-into-new-Chernobyl-used-fu

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has inaugurated the country's first nuclear power reactor. Lukashenko visited the site in Ostrovets on 7 November, where he witnessed the increase in the generating capacity of unit 1 to 400 MW. The unit, which was connected to the grid five days ago, is the first of the VVER-1200 design to be built outside Russia.

Date: Wednesday, 11 November 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Belarusian-President-celebrates-start-up-of-new-re