Chinese China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) in cooperation with the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) has offered Ukraine to consider the possibility of completion of unit No. 4 at the Khmelnytskiy NPP by our own technology Hualong One (HPR-1000). This was announced by the President of NNEGC Energoatom Yuriy Nedashkovsky, the Interfax-Ukraine.
“They came to offer participation in the completion of units 3 and 4 (KhNPP – ed.) in the so-called formula “1+1″. That is, the third block being completed on the VVER technology, the fourth – according to them, Chinese technology – Hualong reactor,” he said.
According to the President of Energoatom, the Chinese side said the possibility of a high-level Ukrainian localization at the completion of the blocks and willingness to provide 85% financing of the total project cost.
Nedashkovsky believes offer the Chinese companies is not only in the proliferation of their technologies in Ukraine, but also in the possibility of their use in Europe.
At the end of 2015 Nedashkovskiy reported that the Czech Skoda is ready to participate in the completion of the third and fourth units of the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant by producing two sets of reactor installations. Negotiations on commercial terms of cooperation with Skoda started after the denunciation in September 2015 the Verkhovna Rada of the agreement on the completion of the X3/X4 together with Russia.