Approval management Westinghouse (USA) about the fact that the nuclear fuel of Russian organizations of JSC " TVEL " state Corporation " Rosatom", as if it damages the American fuel production in their common usage in Ukrainian nuclear power units, does not correspond to reality and is an attempt Westinghouse to blame their own failures on the Russian side. TVEL is ready to defend his desires in court, reported in the official letter of a Russian organization.
first, in some Ukrainian media have published the interview of the Vice President of Westinghouse Michael kersta in which, for example, reported about the fact that the fuel TVEL harm Westinghouse fuel assemblies within their mutual operation at South-Ukraine NPP.
TVEL officially informs, it's not true. Fuel Company " Energoatom " (the operator of all NPPs of Ukraine - editor) continue successful cooperation for the guaranteed supply of Ukrainian NPPs with nuclear fuel. During the cooperation not made a single breakdown of supply, all contractual obligations are executed in full and on schedule. From the Ukrainian customer's no official complaints to the quality of Russian nuclear fuel ", - reported in circulation TVEL.
A few years ago at the Czech Temelin NPP accident happened on fuel elements production Westinghouse, after which the Czech Republic refused from the services of that provider. In 2012-2013 2 power units of the South Ukrainian NPP were registered violations in the work of the fuel assemblies of American manufacturing. It turned out that these violations were due to design defects Westinghouse.
first of Westinghouse has tried many times through mass media to place the responsibility for the incident With his fuel on the Ukrainian operator, claiming a low culture of " Energoatom "and the state Inspectorate for nuclear regulation (GILLARD) of Ukraine as if for the fact that the regulator preconceived attitude towards American organization. Now Westinghouse trying to blame their own failures TVEL, thereby putting into question the professionalism and high competence of the Ukrainian interdepartmental Commission, GILLARD and Energoatom, emphasizes TVEL." This behavior is not consistent with the principles of business ethics and fair competition ", - the statement reads.
TVEL with own hand fundamentally denies false data on Russian fuel distributed high-ranking officer of the organization Westinghouse. We hope that after our Declaration, the Ukrainian media that published the interview of Mr. Kirsta, to refute the false information. Otherwise, We reserve the right to protect his business reputation by all available means, " said the statement.
the Commissioner of the state Corporation Rosatom confirmed Last news that TVEL requires Westinghouse refute the remarks of Michael kersta against unreliable information on the quality of the Russian fuel is expressed by the Ukrainian media. Otherwise, it is not excluded an opportunity of delivery by TVEL claim to Westinghouse about protection of business reputation, said the head of the Department.