20.07.2017_No143 / News in Brief

Ukraine’s Energoatom In Talks Over Licensing And Construction Of Holtec SMR

Plans & Construction

20 Jul (NucNet): Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom has held talks in Kiev with US-based Holtec International about the possible licensing and construction of Holtec’s SMR-160 small modular reactor in Ukraine, Energoatom said in a statement on 20 July 2017. Energoatom said the meeting had also discussed the possibility of enterprises in Ukraine producing componets for the SMR-160. According to Holtec, the SMR-160 is an intrinsically safe and economically attractive SMR with the flexibility to be used in remote locations, in areas with limited water supplies or land, and in unique industrial applications where traditional larger reactors are not practical. Earlier this week Holtec announced it had formalised a partnership with Canada’s SNC-Lavalin to accelerate the SMR-160 programme to develop and deploy SMR-160 power plants around the world. Under the terms of the agreement, SNC-Lavalin will initially provide Holtec with a range of nuclear engineering services, including supporting licensing of the SMR-160 reactor.

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