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  • New power units are to be built at Khmelnytsky NPP using American technology АР1000®️: German Galushchenko
    Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, posted 20 January 2023 19:38

    Today, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted a resolution "On Organizational Measures for the Construction of Khmelnytsky NPP Units". Commenting on this decision, Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko said:

    "The construction of AP1000® reactors by Westinghouse in Ukraine is a powerful point in the completion of cooperation with russia in the field of nuclear energy. Today, the Cabinet of Ministers has decided that we will start developing technical documentation for a new type of reactor that has never been built in Ukraine. That is, we have ended the era of nuclear generation based on Soviet-era technology."

    The estimated completion date for the construction and launch of two power units at Khmelnytsky NPP is 2030-2032, although the timing may be affected by the course of military operations. The cost of one power unit is about USD 5 billion.

    Westinghouse's AP1000® pressurized water reactor is a third-generation reactor that has significant advantages over the Soviet WWER-1000 (13 such units are currently in operation in Ukraine), especially in terms of safety, technical and economic performance.