Energoatom and NuScale Power signed a memorandum on the possibility of introducing small modular reactors in Ukraine

SE NNEGC Energoatom and NuScale Power signed a Memorandum of Understanding to study the possibility of building a NuScale nuclear power plant in Ukraine, the press service reports.

According to the Memorandum, NuScale will support Energoatom on the following issues: expertise of small modular reactor (SMR) technology, including feasibility study of the proposed sites; development of terms and intermediate results of projects; cost research; technical analysis; licensing and permitting activities, as well as engineering research and design.

“We are pleased to cooperate with NNEGC Energoatom on the potential deployment of the NuScale power plant in Ukraine,” said John Hopkins, CEO of NuScale Power. “Our SMRs continue to generate great interest around the world, and we look forward to demonstrating the benefits of this technology to Energoatom and the people of Ukraine who are striving to decarbonize their energy sector.”

In August 2020, the MMP NuScale went down in history as the first and only small modular reactor to receive project approval from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. And in July 2021, the Commission issued a regulatory decision on the licensing of the NuScale project. The company continues to improve its SMR technology commercialization programs, which include supply chain development, standard NPP design and commissioning plans.

For reference: NuScale Power has developed a new modular nuclear power plant with a light water reactor that can be used for power generation, district heating, water desalination, hydrogen production and other process thermal systems. This groundbreaking small modular reactor project is a factory-built NuScale Power Module ™ capable of generating 77 MW of electricity using a safer, smaller and more scalable version of PWR technology.

To recap, Energoatom and Westinghouse signed a Memorandum on the construction of new power units in Ukraine worth up to $30 billion.

Tags: NPP, NNEGC "Energoatom", electricity, USA, investments, modernization, hydrogen, technologies, power unit, The Ministry of Energy, Kotin

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