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  • German Galushchenko meets with NuScale Power leadership to accelerate implementation of Ukraine’s first SMR project
    Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, posted 09 November 2023 14:44

    During his visit to Washington, German Galushchenko, Minister of Energy of Ukraine, met with Clayton Scott, Chief Commercial Officer of NuScale Power.

    The main topic of the meeting was the status of the licensing of the NuScale Small Modular Reactor project in the United States and ways to introduce and accelerate the implementation of SMR technology in Ukraine. This is important as the NuScale project is currently the only SMR technology certified by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and ready for commercial implementation.

    “The development of small modular reactors in Ukraine is extremely important for strengthening our country’s energy security and independence. Their specific role is to be used to replace coal-fired power plants damaged by russian shelling, as well as to produce hydrogen to decarbonise our country’s economy,” said German Galushchenko.

    Ukraine and NuScale Power have a long history of cooperation. In 2021, NuScale Power and NNEGC Energoatom signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the presence of Ukrainian Energy Minister German Galushchenko. As part of the implementation, NNEGC Energoatom specialists visited NuScale’s headquarters in Oregon and participated in a training seminar to learn about the design features of the small modular reactor (VOYGR) technology.

    During his meeting with German Galushchenko, Clayton Scott confirmed the previous agreements and assured him of the company’s willingness to work even more actively with the Ukrainian side to implement them. The parties agreed to involve representatives of Ukrainian and American industrial organisations in order to accelerate the implementation of the first SMR project in Ukraine. The information provided by NuScale will be used by the Ukrainian side to plan further steps to implement SMR technology in Ukraine.