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Ukraine has started building new power units at KhNPP

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The fifth power unit at Khmelnitsky NPP will be the first in Ukraine built using American AP1000 technology.

At the Khmelnytsky Nuclear Power Plant, a project for the construction of power units No. 5 and No. 6 using American AP1000 technology from Westinghouse. It was reported by Energoatom on Monday, April 15.

The project is indicated to start on April 11th. In a special ceremony, the first cubic meter of concrete was laid for power unit No. 5. The event was attended by Energy Minister German Galushchenko, US Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink, Chairman of the Board Energoatom Peter Kotin and Westinghouse Electric Company Executive Director Patrick Fragman.

Thus, the fifth power unit at the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant will be the first in Ukraine built using American AP1000 technology.

“A special feature of the American AP1000 technology is the ability to maneuver the blocks Now, the enemy is attacking and definitely destroying the balancing capacities of the Ukrainian energy sector, so the building blocks with the ability to maneuver is very important for us,” said Galushchenko. .

According to the chairman of the board Energoatom Peter Kotin, thanks for building power units No. 5 and No. 6 of KhNPP and after the commissioning of two new units No. 3 and No. 4, the capacity of this station will exceed the capacity of Zaporizhia NPP.

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It was previously known that the readiness of power unit No. 3 in KhNPP. It can be completed in about 2.5 years.

Let’s recall that in December 2023, Ukraine entered into an agreement to purchase equipment for power unit No. 5 of Khmelnytsky NPP from Westinghouse.

Later Energoatom announced the cost of the reactor for the new power unit at KhNPP. At the same time, the contract with Westinghouse was sealed Trade secret.

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