Chinese company China Nuclear Fuel Corporation have expressed interest in the purchase of the Russian share (50% minus 1 share) in the construction project of nuclear fuel plant in Ukraine.
In addition, the investor will cover the cost of Ukraine, who was earlier made to Finance the construction of the plant, the press service of the Ministry of energy and coal industry.
“With the aim of attracting investment to Finance the construction of a plant for producing nuclear fuel in Ukraine in 2015-2016 negotiations with prospective investors for the creation of nuclear fuel production in Ukraine, in particular with China Nuclear Fuel Corporation (people’s Republic of China), which proposed to organize joint production of nuclear fuel for the needs of Ukrainian NPPs. It is envisaged that China will redeem shares of JSC “TVEL” in full and provide full funding of the project”, — stated in the message.
In June 2018 from the management company of China Nuclear Energy Industry Corporation received an invitation to hold a trilateral talks Ukraine — Russia — China on the participation of the Chinese side in the project of construction of a plant for nuclear fuel production in Ukraine.
“During the talks it is planned to discuss conditions of participation of the Chinese side in the project, buyout of shares of JSC “TVEL” and defining the primary steps of cooperation”, — added in the Ministry.
As reported, in 2010 Ukraine and Russia created a joint venture to produce nuclear fuel for reactors VVER-1000 — PJSC “Plant to produce nuclear fuel.”
Under construction is allocated 6.8 hectares near the village of smoline (Kirovohrad region). In the project of the Ukrainian state concern “Nuclear fuel” owns 50% + 1 share and 50% minus 1 share — Russian “TVEL”.
For the project of construction of the plant by the Ukrainian side to date financed the equivalent of us $ 10 million. The U.S., of which $ 5.2 million USA — advance manufacturing non-standard equipment of JSC “TVEL”.
Today several media reported that Ukraine plans to resume cooperation with Russia to implement this project.