Nuclear in the Ukraine

Ukraine’s nuclear power plants are operated by NNEGC Energoatom, the country’s nuclear utility. All reactors are of the Russian VVER type, two are upgraded 440 MWe V-312 models and the rest are larger 1000 MWe units – two early models and the rest V-320’s. Ukraine received most of its nuclear services and fissile materials from Russia, but is reducing this dependence. The government is now looking to the West for both nuclear technology and investment in its nuclear power plants. An agreement has already been signed with Westinghouse to build nine AP1000 reactors on existing sites.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is closely monitoring developments in the country regarding its nuclear facilities and regularly reports on the situation. We post translations of the updates in the news section.