In this brief we performed analysis of project on Completion of the nuclear units 3 and 4 at Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant (Ukraine).
Constructon of the new nuclear units in Ukraine by a company with close economic tes to Russia goes against Ukraine’s strategic goals of decreasing dependency on Russia and diversifcaton of its energy supplies.
The chance of involving a non-Russian supplier in the project is very unlikely and poses additonal risks, as only two companies in the world have a proven record of being able to construct VVER-1000 reactors – Skoda JS and Atomstroyexport.
Ukrainian authorites should focus of developing cheaper, faster and more realistc solutons for providing electricity in the years to come, such as renewable energy sources.
Completion of the nuclear units 3 and 4 at Khmelnitsky NPP: project status and risks (PDF)