Friday, December 11, 2009

Ministry of Fuel and Energy: Enerhoatom and Mitsubishi tackle cooperation prospects

Representatives of Enerhoatom company and Mitsubishi corporation have considered in Kyiv prospects of cooperation in the area of nuclear energy development.

Director General of Atomproektengineering Volodymyr Bronnikov informed the Japan delegation on the role of nuclear energy in ensuring energy independence of Ukraine and on the plans of development of the branch up to 2030.

In his turn the head of Mitsubishi delegation, deputy director general for Nuclear Energy Systems department Satoshi Utsumi briefed Ukrainian party on the plans of development of the corporation, including construction of a nuclear fuel plant, elaboration of advanced nuclear technologies etc.

The head of the project of Nuclear Engineering Systems department of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Kazumasa Tanaka told in details about new technologies for NPP elaborated on the basis of ABRW-1700 MWt reactor facility.

Volodymyr Bronnikov emphasized Ukraine is keen on maintaining a system cooperation with Mitsubishi. He assured the Japanese delegation that within nearest time Enerhoatom would propose their vision on future cooperation.

Reference. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) deals with machine-building, instrument making, production of energy equipment (including for nuclear power plants) etc.

An Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) is a generation III+ reactor developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industry in synergy with 4 Japanese exploiting organization and American company Westinghouse.