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Energoatom, NuScale Power sign memo of understanding to explore deployment small modular reactors in Ukraine
KYIV. Sept 2 (Interfax-Ukraine) – National Nuclear Generating Company Energoatom and U.S. NuScale Power have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore the deployment of NuScale Power’s small modular reactors (SMRs) in Ukraine, the press service of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine reported on Thursday.
The document was signed during the official visit of the President of Ukraine to the United States.
According to the report, under the MOU, NuScale will support Energoatom’s examination of NuScale’s SMR technology, including a feasibility study for proposed project sites, the development of a project timeline and deliverables, cost studies, technical reviews, licensing and permitting activities, and project specific engineering studies and design work.
"MOU is further evidence of the fact that cooperation in energy sphere is a key priority of strategic partnership of Ukraine and the United States. NuScale’s technologies allow building SMRs in Ukraine," Energy Minister Herman Haluschenko said.
According to him, the use of SMRs is very promising for the development of carbon-free generation, ensuring frequency regulation and passing daily peaks. At the same time, he said that the Ministry of Energy will help the localization of production as much as possible.
According to the report, in August 2020, NuScale made history as the first and only SMR to receive design approval from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.