14:21 20.07.2017

Energoatom, Holtec discuss prospects for building small module reactors SMR-160

Energoatom, Holtec discuss prospects for building small module reactors SMR-160

National Nuclear Generating Company Energoatom and Holtec International have discussed the prospects of licensing and building small module reactors SMR-160 in the United States, Ukraine and other countries, the press service of Energoatom has reported.

"The sides have discussed the opportunities of licensing and building small module reactors SMR-160, designed by Holtec, in Ukraine. The meeting participants discussed the course of licensing of these reactors in the United States, the prospects of their building and exploitation in the United States and other countries," the press service said.

Holtec International specialists pointed out the possibility of localization of equipment production for SMR-160 at Ukrainian enterprises and the possibility of making fuel for these reactors in the country.

"As for the introduction of small module reactors cooperation with Holtec allows Ukraine to participate in designing of a modern energy technology of a global scale, being considered by leading countries as one of the elements of the future carbon-free energy. These reactors can give answers to many challenges nuclear industry faces and increase safety and effectiveness of nuclear power plants," the press service said, citing Energoatom President Yuriy Nedashkovsky.

As reported, Energoatom and Holtec are cooperating in the centralized spent nuclear fuel storage facility project and some other directions.

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