Overall, five such fuel deliveries are scheduled for the Ukrainian NPPs this year[…]
“Five out of thirteen deliveries will be made by Westinghouse [the other deliveries will be carried out by Russia]. This is far from [energy] independence but gives a possibility to hold talks with confidence on the terms and the price of deliveries,” the minister said.
The Ukrainian energy and coal minister said earlier that in 2016 Ukraine would import “40% of nuclear fuel from Europe,” meaning that the Westinghouse plant producing fuel assemblies for Ukraine was based in Sweden.
Ukraine’s nuclear power plant operator Energoatom and the US-based Westinghouse have been cooperating since 2000 under the project of introducing US nuclear fuel at Ukrainian NPPs.
In 2014, Ukraine extended its contract with Westinghouse to 2020.
Starting from 2016, uranium for Westinghouse’s fuel assemblies is enriched by France’s Areva under a contract signed by the companies earlier.