Westinghouse reactor to cost Ukraine $437.5 million
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The AP1000 reactor unit for the power unit No. 5 of the Khmelnytskyi Nuclear Power Plant costs $437.5 million, as reported by Energoatom in the Prozorro system.

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According to the terms of the contract, the American manufacturer Westinghouse Electric Company LLC is obligated to deliver it to Netishyn no later than November 30, 2027.

The agreement's cost includes equipment worth $350 million and related services.

The contract itself is classified as "trade secret".

The AP1000 will become the power unit No. 5 of the Khmelnytskyi NPP and will have the highest capacity in Ukraine – 1100 MW. Currently, the station has two VVER-1000 nuclear reactors, with two more under construction. Ukraine plans to launch the first Westinghouse nuclear power unit in 2028-2029.

  • On December 17, Energoatom and Westinghouse signed an agreement to purchase the first AP1000 reactor unit.
  • On November 22, 2021, Energoatom and Westinghouse signed two cooperation agreements to implement a pilot project for the construction of AP1000 power units at the Khmelnytskyi NPP site. On January 20, 2023, the Ukrainian government approved the proposals of the Ministry of Energy to develop a feasibility study for the construction of a nuclear power plant using the technical characteristics of the AP1000 reactor unit.
  • In total, according to the decisions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and memorandums concluded between Energoatom and Westinghouse Electric Company, Ukraine plans to build nine power units using the AP1000 technology. The first two will be constructed at the Khmelnytskyi NPP site, one at the Rivne NPP. There is also consideration for the construction of a new Chyhyryn NPP.