Historic event: Ukrainian Nuclear Power Plants move to Paris Center

Ukrainian Nuclear Power Plants move to Paris Center. Until today, they were part of World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) Moscow Center (!).



March 31, 2022, the Board of Governors of the World Association of Nuclear Operators at its meeting supported the request of National Nuclear Energy Generating Company Energoatom and decided to transfer the Company together with all its stations and nuclear power units to WANO Paris Center.

The following plants are transferred:

Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (6 WWER-1000 units)

Zaporizhizha Nuclear Power Plant. Photo credits: super engineering

The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station in southeastern Ukraine is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe and among the 10 largest in the world. It was built by the Soviet Union near the city of Enerhodar, on the southern shore of the Kakhovka Reservoir on the Dnipro river. The plant has 6 VVER-1000 pressurized light water nuclear reactors (PWR), each fuelled with 235U (LEU) and generating 950 MWe, for a total power output of 5,700 MWe.

Rivne Nuclear Power Plant (2 WWER-440 units, 2 WWER-1000 units)

The Rivne Nuclear Power Plant is a nuclear power plant in Varash, Rivne Oblast, Ukraine. The Rivne Nuclear Power Station were the first VVER-400 reactors to be constructed in Ukraine. As the plant was being designed and constructed it was under the name of “West-Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant” however during commissioning it was renamed to “Rivne Nuclear Power Plant”.

Rivne Nuclear Power Plant. Photo credits: Interfax-Ukraine

South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant (3 WWER-1000 units)

The South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant also known as the Yuzhnoukrainsk Nuclear Power Plant is a nuclear power station in Ukraine, near the city of Yuzhnoukrainsk in Mykolaiv province, about 350 kilometers (220 mi) south of Kyiv. It is the second largest of the country’s five nuclear power stations. It is part of the South Ukrainian Energy Complex, along with the Tashlyk Pumped-Storage Power Plant and Oleksandrivska hydroelectric power station.

South Nuclear Power Plant. Photo credits: Uaatom

Khmelnytskyi Nuclear Power Plant (2 WWER-1000 units)

The Khmelnytskyi Nuclear Power Plant is a nuclear power plant in Netishyn, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine. The plant is operated by Energoatom. Two VVER-1000 reactors are operational, each generating 1000 MW (net) of electricity. Construction of the first reactor started in 198. Construction of the second reactor started in 1983 and was completed only in August 2004 after the moratorium was lifted.

Khmelnytskyi Nuclear Power Plant. Photo credits: wikimapia

For reference:

The World Association of Nuclear Operators unites all the world’s nuclear power plant operators. It facilitates the exchange of experience in operating Nuclear Power Plants, so that Association members can work together to achieve the highest level of safety and reliability in the operation of their nuclear power plants.

EMPR

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