KYIV. Aug 22 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Ukraine in January-June this year purchased nuclear fuel for a total of $212.808 million.
According to the State Statistics Service, during this period Ukrainian nuclear power plants purchased Russian fuel for $130.076 million, Swedish products worth $82.732 million.
Thus, the share of purchases of nuclear fuel by Ukraine in January-May 2017 from TVEL (Russia) in monetary terms amounted to 61.12%, Westinghouse (Sweden) some 38.88%.
Earlier President and CEO of Westinghouse Electric Company Jose Emeterio Gutierrez in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine reported that the company in 2017 would increase the supply of nuclear fuel to Energoatom to six batches. It is planned that the six batches will be delivered until 2020.
Energoatom President Yuriy Nedashkovsky, in turn, confirmed the company’s intention in 2017 to buy six shipments of Westinghouse nuclear fuel.