Energoatom, Westinghouse sign memorandum on construction of power units – Zelensky

Ukraine’s National Nuclear Energy Generating Company Energoatom and Westinghouse have signed a memorandum on the construction of a power unit of the Khmelnytskyi Nuclear Power Plant as a pilot project and four more power units in the future with a total cost of up to $30 billion.

President Volodymyr Zelensky announced this on his Twitter account, according to Ukrinform.

“I welcome the signing of a memorandum between NNEGC Energoatom and Westinghouse Electric on the joint construction of a power unit of the Khmelnytskyi NPP as a pilot project and then four more power units based on their technology. The total cost of the project is up to $30 billion,” he wrote.

Earlier reports said that Zelensky and his wife, Olena Zelenska, had arrived in Washington on a working visit at the invitation of U.S. President Joe Biden.

Negotiations between the heads of state are scheduled for September 1.

The visit is to end on Sunday, September 5.

(c)UKRINFORM 2021

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