Ukraine will build a plant for production of solid fuel assemblies as part of policy to transfer the energy sector to its own raw materials and avoid dependence on its supplies from Russia.
Starting from 2017, Ukraine is going to stop paying the Russian Federation $200 million annually for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel from Ukrainian nuclear power plants as it now has its own storage facility.
The launch of a full-fledged nuclear fuel cycle without the participation of the Russian Federation is at the discussion stage at the moment.
The fuel supplied by Westinghouse is planned to be used in three out of 15 units of nuclear power plants (NPPs) in Ukraine in 2016.
Ukrainian officials support a comprehensive program to implement efficiency and safety improvements to the country’s nuclear fleet, which provide significant energy supply and security for Ukraine.
Ukraine has nuclear fuel stock up to September 2015, and it has other than Russian sources of its supply.
American Lockheed Martin Corp, specializing in the field of aerospace engineering, announced today that its researchers have made a technological breakthrough in the development of a powerful new source of energy based on nuclear fusion.