Ukraine: Energoatom Inches Closer to AP1000 Newbuilds

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Ukraine's nuclear operator inched closer last week to a newbuild contract for at least one Westinghouse-supplied AP1000, although a full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build twin AP1000 reactors at the existing Khmelnitski nuclear plant is likely still years away. The Eastern European country's 15 Soviet-built reactors already produce roughly half the country's electricity, and Kiev now has plans to build some 14 new reactors by 2040 as the government doubles down on nuclear.

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