Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly along with President and CEO of Holtec International Dr. Kris Singh, Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Nuclear Energy Policy and Cooperation Edward McGinnis took part in the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Holtec Technology Campus with new technology center and manufacturing facilities.
In his speech, Valeriy Chaly underlined that cooperation in energy security is one of the top priorities of Ukraine-U.S. strategic partnership. Together with Holtec, Ukraine is constructing extremely important for our energy security objects like Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Dry Storage Facility for Chernobyl NPP and Centralized SNF Storage Facility for the needs of Khmelnitsky, Rivne and South Ukraine NPPs. The implementation of this project will dramatically reduce our dependence on Russia’s interim SNF storing services and will save significant funds spent on these needs.
During the meeting with Chris Singh, President of Holtec International, Ambassador Valeriy Chaly discussed the prospects of production cooperation. They agreed to work out allocation of Holtec’s manufacturing facilities in Ukraine that will allow integrating Ukrainian industry and specialists into Holtec’s production chains.
NNEGC “Energoatom” delegation headed by company’s President Yuri Nedashkovsky is working with Holtec on practical details of these projects while being in the United States.