Rolls-Royce plans to build power plant in Ukraine: memorandum
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NNEGC "Energoatom" signed a memorandum of understanding with Rolls-Royce on March 20, the press service of the state NPP operator reported.

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It stipulates the joint search for opportunities for the future deployment of small modular reactors (SMRs) produced by the British company.

The document was signed by the Ukrainian company's president Petro Kotin. The signatory from Rolls-Royce SMR was Sophie Macfarlane-Smith, Head of Customer Engagement.

Rolls-Royce SMR, under this memorandum, undertakes to support the recovery of Ukraine by deploying a power plant with a factory-built small modular reactor, which will be able to generate the amount of carbon-free electricity that will suffice to power one million homes for more than 60 years.

Rolls-Royce plans to build power plant in Ukraine: memorandum
SMR from Rolls Royce in section

"The cooperation between Energoatom and Rolls-Royce SMR has reached a new level. Today we signed an agreement that allows Ukraine not only to start an efficient post-war recovery of the energy infrastructure, but also to become one of the first countries in the world to attract promising technologies of small modular reactors for this purpose", Kotin said after the signing.

Rolls-Royce is a leading British energy and aerospace concern that specializes in the production of equipment for nuclear power plants, aircraft engines, ship, and power equipment. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, which produces cars, is part of BMW.

Small modular reactors (SMRs) are small- and medium-power nuclear reactors — from 50 MW and above. Their main difference from traditional reactors at existing nuclear power plants is the ability to maneuver and produce electricity in a flexible mode.