Chernobyl’s Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility – World’s Largest – Enters the Post-Construction Integrated Testing Phase

On August 1, 2017, the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine [SNRIU] approved Holtec-built Chernobyl’s giant fuel storage facility [called ISF-2] for an integrated systems test.

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Ukraine’s Central Spent Fuel Storage Facility Gets Regulatory Approval for Construction and Deployment – an Industry Milestone

On June 29, 2017, the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU) issued Certificate # E0 001060, which authorizes Energoatom to construct and commission a central storage facility in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in the north of the country, for the nation’s nine reactors.

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Read more about the article Ukraine’s Consolidated Interim Storage Project Poised to Make the Nation Self-Sufficient in Used Nuclear Fuel Storage in 2019
Group photo of the visitors and some Holtec team members; President Nedashkovsky and Director Rybchuk of Energoatom are in seventh and eighth positions from left. Holtec’s new Operation center stands in the near background, Philadelphia downtown looms on the horizon

Ukraine’s Consolidated Interim Storage Project Poised to Make the Nation Self-Sufficient in Used Nuclear Fuel Storage in 2019

In 2019, Ukraine will become the first country to have a fully-operational Consolidated Interim Storage facility (in the north of the country in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone).

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Read more about the article Holtec and Ukraine’s Government Discuss Building a Business Partnership in Nuclear Energy as Energoatom Celebrates its 20th Anniversary
Holtec’s President and CEO, Dr. Kris Singh (Left) and Energoatom’s President, Yuriy Nedashkovsky, Reprise the Progress of the CISF Project (Right)

Holtec and Ukraine’s Government Discuss Building a Business Partnership in Nuclear Energy as Energoatom Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

Ukraine’s CISF, with Holtec serving as the prime contractor, is located in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. The site was formally authorized after extensive consultations by the country’s Council of Ministers on October 5, 2016.

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Read more about the article Ukraine’s Nuclear Energy Chief Addresses the Atlantic Council
From Left to Right: Mr. Yuriy Nedashkovsky (President of the National Nuclear Energy Generating Company of Ukraine, Energoatom); Mr. John Herbst (Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine and Director of the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center of the Atlantic Council); Dr. Kris Singh (President and CEO of Holtec)

Ukraine’s Nuclear Energy Chief Addresses the Atlantic Council

On August 1, 2016, President Yuriy Nedashkovsky of Ukraine’s National Nuclear Energy Company, Energoatom, was the featured luncheon guest at the Atlantic Council, a premier think tank in Washington of which Holtec International is a member.

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Read more about the article Holtec’s Chernobyl Interim Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility Welcomes World’s Dignitaries Assembled to Mark the 30th Anniversary of the Epochal Disaster
Aerial View of The Construction Site

Holtec’s Chernobyl Interim Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility Welcomes World’s Dignitaries Assembled to Mark the 30th Anniversary of the Epochal Disaster

Holtec’s Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility (abbreviated as “ISF-2”) at the Chernobyl Industrial Site being built to house the used fuel assemblies from the site’s three shuttered reactors is nearing completion.

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Ukraine’s Turboatom to Build Holtec’s Vertical Ventilated Casks for Energoatom’s Central Storage Facility

In a ceremony presided by Ukraine’s National Nuclear Energy Generating Company (Energoatom) President Mr. Yuriy Nedashkovsky on October 28, 2015, Holtec International signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ukraine's Turboatom for the latter to manufacture Holtec engineered ventilated storage casks to meet Ukraine’s domestic needs.

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Read more about the article The Chernobyl Defueling Project, World’s Largest, Makes Major Strides
DWCs in Manufacturing Stations in the Fabrication Bay at the Holtec Manufacturing Division, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Chernobyl Defueling Project, World’s Largest, Makes Major Strides

The semi-annual meeting of the Assembly of Donors on July 16, 2015 in London heard Holtec and the Owner State Specialised Enterprise Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (SSE ChNPP) jointly present the latest status on the Chernobyl Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility (ISF-2) Project.

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Energoatom and Holtec Launch Long Stalled Ukraine’s Central Spent Fuel Storage Facility Project

On January 26, 2015, the President of National Nuclear Energy Generating Company of Ukraine (“Energoatom”), Mr. Yuriy Nedashkovsky, and Holtec International’s (Holtec) President and CEO, Dr. Kris Singh, signed the recently updated contract for the Central Spent Fuel Storage Facility (CSFSF) in a ceremony held at Energoatom's EU Office in Brussels, Belgium.

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