Turboatom, Westinghouse sign memo of intent to increase capacity of Ukrainian NPP reactors
Public joint-stock company Turboatom (Kharkiv) and Westinghouse Electric Company seek cooperation in the realization of a project to boost the capacity of reactors of VVER-1000 type installed at Ukrainian nuclear power plants (NPPs) to 110% of their nominal capacity, the press service of National Nuclear Generating Company Energoatom has reported.
The company said that coordination and cooperation for increasing the capacity of Ukrainian NPPs is outlined in the memorandum of understanding signed between the companies.
"Strategic cooperation with Turboatom is a good example of how Westinghouse provides its client, Energoatom, with innovation solutions intended to increase the efficiency and safety of NPPs," the press service said, citing Westinghouse Vice President and Managing Director Aziz Dag.
He said that Westinghouse wants to cooperate with local suppliers in the project.
Energoatom President Yuriy Nedashkovsky, in turn, said that one of the main goals of the company is the efficient exploitation of all operating reactors.
Turboatom Director General Viktor Subotin added that cooperation between Energoatom and Westinghouse provides for expansion of the imports replacement program that would involve other Ukrainian plants.
"Jointly with another Kharkiv plant Electrotyazhmash we want to develop the initiative, particularly, supplies of powerful engines and generators for NPPs," he said.