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Energoatom to decide soon the location of the SMRs manufacturing site

Ukraine’s nuclear company Energoatom and Holtec International discussed the site for the construction of a plant in Ukraine for the manufacture of small modular reactors (SMRs) and the components for the Centralised Spent Fuel Storage Facility using the technology of Holtec.

“Currently, all components are manufactured in the United States,” recalled the Head of Energoatom, Petro Kotin. “At the same time, the construction of the necessary capacities will allow Energoatom to manufacture components for the CSFSF in Ukraine. This will allow us to meet the needs not only of domestic nuclear power plants but also to export to other European countries.”

“We will also manufacture components for SMRs in Ukraine,” Mr Kotin added. “And the construction of the plant for these two directions, firstly, will be of great importance for strengthening the national economy. And, secondly, it will demonstrate to the world that Ukraine occupies one of the key positions in the development of nuclear generation, turning our country into a real hub of nuclear technologies.”

For his part, Riaz Awan, Holtec International Vice President highly appreciated the cooperation between the companies and emphasised the professionalism of NNEGC management and, as a result, the partners’ confidence in Energoatom, despite the full-scale invasion of Russia. According to Holtec Vice President, project implementation for the new manufacturing plant construction will have a positive economic and financial effect, as well as provide Ukraine with the opportunity to export the CSFSF systems, small modular reactors and their components of domestic production to European countries and the whole world.

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