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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2014 was a consequential year for our company due to our deep business roots in Ukraine which were traumatized by external aggression.