The Ukrainian government has decided to build new power-generating units for its nuclear power plant (NPP) and intends to find a partner for implementing this project before the end of the year, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk said at a cabinet meeting in Kiev on Wednesday.
"We have made a decision concerning the need to build new nuclear units. Before the end of this year, a contract will be signed on the construction of new units," the prime minister said.
He said there were some technical problems connected with the designated sites for construction, where it was earlier expected to build Soviet VVER generating units, however these problems will be solved.
Yatsenyuk said that today Ukraine is dependent on supplies of Russian nuclear fuel, however it is working on diversification. He said that already a contract has been signed with Westinghouse about alternative supplies of nuclear fuel, and said that now the purchase volume of this fuel is substantially growing.
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