The state-owned enterprise Energoatom has extended its cooperation with the American company Westinghouse for the supply of nuclear fuel until 2025. This was reported on Monday in the press service of Energoatom.
"Energoatom and Westinghouse Electric signed a new agreement on a nuclear fuel supply agreement. It provides for the expansion of cooperation and the extension of the term of the current treaty until 2025," the report said.
In October last year, Energoatom stated that Westinghouse would be able to supply nuclear fuel to 13 generator units of Ukrainian nuclear power plants in the event of the termination of supplies from Russia.
On March 29, 2017, American Westinghouse Electric, a subsidiary of the Japanese corporation Toshiba, filed a lawsuit in New York on bankruptcy. At the same time, the company said that its bankruptcy would not affect the supply of fuel for Ukrainian nuclear power plants.
There are 15 power units at Ukrainian NPPs, 13 of them with VVER-1000 reactors, two with VVER-440 reactors, which were built for the fuel of the Russian company TVEL. According to experts, before 2020, Ukraine will not be able to drastically reduce its dependence on Russian nuclear fuel. Energoatom has a contract with Russian TVEL until 2020, and Ukraine must buy certain volumes from Russia.
DONi News Agency