Rivne, Ukraine, June 13, 2023 – Westinghouse Electric Company announced today it has signed a contract with Energoatom to design, manufacture and deliver Long-Term Containment Cooling Systems as part of the modernization of Rivne Nuclear Power Plant Units 1 and 2 in northern Ukraine. The cooling systems will greatly improve safety margins at the site by ensuring stable heat removal and effective containment depressurization in the case of an accident.

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Pictured above: Rivne Nuclear Power Plant - Units 1 and 2. Photo courtesy of Energoatom.

This is the first time Westinghouse will deliver Long-Term Containment Cooling Systems (LCCS) to support Severe Accident Management at Russian-designed VVER-440 reactors. The LCCSs will be manufactured by Westinghouse, using the company’s patented solution specifically designed for the global VVER-440 fleet, then delivered to Rivne next year.

“This contract is part of our commitment to helping Ukraine secure a reliable, safe energy future,” said Dan Sumner, President of Westinghouse Operating Plant Services. “Safety upgrades like the Long-Term Containment Cooling Systems will improve the safety of Energoatom’s VVER-440 reactors for decades to come.”

This major engineering contract strengthens a longstanding strategic partnership between Westinghouse and Energoatom that includes supplying all VVER nuclear fuel for the country’s operating reactor fleet and collaborating on the deployment of nine new AP1000® reactors in Ukraine.

LINK: https://info.westinghousenuclear.com/news/westinghouse-energoatom-rivne-vver440-contract