Ukraine is considering cooperation with China on the construction of the 3rd and 4th units of Khmelnitsky NPP, said the head of Ministry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn.
"the erection of 2 blocks of Khmelnitsky NPP: At the moment the preparatory work to attract new partner for the completion of these blocks, from an economic point of view it is advisable to complete. It must be international partner, despite the fact that these technologies have greatly developed in Russia. We look towards China and other partners, including Westinghouse and European partners, looking at all directions ", – RIA "news" words Demchishin. On 2 October, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a law on termination of validity of the intergovernmental agreement with Russia on cooperation in the construction of power units No. 3 and four of Khmelnytsky nuclear power plant (KNPP). Intergovernmental agreement between Ukraine and Russia on cooperation in the construction of the third and fourth power units of KhNPP was signed on 9 June 2010. Two units of Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant was planned to be completed in 2017-2018. Partner of Ukraine was made by the Russian Firm Atomstroyexport, which won an international competition in 2008.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk in October 2014 has supplied Ukrainian organization "Energoatom" the task to accelerate the completion of the units with European partners. At the moment the likely participant in the completion of units stands of the Czech Firm Skoda. As reported by the print edition OPINION, in March Ukraine signed a Memorandum with the Polish company, saying that together they will finish building Two power units of Khmelnitsky NPP without Russia. The project participants are going to introduce in the use of overhead line 750 kV Khmelnitsky NPP – Rzeszow (Poland). It will give the opportunity to, As stated, apply the available nuclear capacity without restrictions, provided surplus electrical energy to supply its export to the EU, as well as to raise funds for the completion of the 3rd and 4th power units of KhNPP. In reality, however, the poles have neither money, nor technology for such projects, and their only task – to make a fortune on the supplies of impossibly cheap by European standards of the Ukrainian electric energy. Rosatom has stated many times that showed interest in this project and performed all the appropriate steps. Analysis of Rosatom, work on construction of the 3rd and 4th units of Khmelnitsky NPP were required to cost 5-6 billion dollars. As reported by the print edition OPINION, refusing to build a nuclear plant with Russia, Ukraine is risking.