Nuclear Men of Ukraine and Russia Discuss Investment Problems

Press Release

June 3, 2009

Nuclear Men of Ukraine and Russia Discuss Investment Problems

A regular seminar of Ukrainian and Russian nuclear experts started on June 3, 2009 in the Chornobyl Center, Slavutych, and is dealing with the problems of nuclear investments management.

During three days, specialists representing NNEGC “Energoatom”, “Rosenergoatom” Concern OJSC (Russia), Chornobyl Center, Chornobyl NPP, State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear Safety and other organizations shall discuss a set of crucial issues dealing with the problem of investment into nuclear domain,


including prospects for creation of an energy market that would facilitate increase of power systems’ economic efficiency in the two states, rise of its economic attractiveness, as well as the issues covering further development of competitive relations and electrical energy market infrastructure in Ukraine and Russia, problems of energy sector restructuring and privatization and legislative support to them.

The seminar shall consider aspects of attracting investments into potentially productive projects of the two countries, including international ones, as well as legislative support to design and licensing activities during nuclear facilities construction.


On June 4 the seminar delegates shall visit Chornobyl NPP. 

Within the framework of collaboration programs between NNEGC “Energoatom”, “Rosenergoatom” Concern OJSC (Russia) and the Chornobyl Center, seminars, conferences and working meetings of nuclear specialists from the two states take place in Slavutych, Moscow, Kyiv throughout 4 years already.


The following are major directions of investment into power industry:

  • creation of new generating capacities;
  • support of functional power capacities along with increase of their operation efficiency;
  • upgrade of the power units being currently in operation and extension of their operational life;
  • industrial efficiency enhancement and maximum use of capacities;
  • construction of facilities for radioactive waste and spent fuel management.

Today we are facing the task to ensure competitiveness of power industry in the world market. Currently, nuclear industry is still maintaining its position as a basic source of energy in the world.

6% of the world’s fuel and energy balance and 17% of produced energy is accounted for nuclear energy.

Almost doubled population of the Earth that is anticipated in mid XXI century, mainly at the expense of developing countries, and familiarization of these countries with industrial development may result in duplication of the world’s demand of crude energy and triplication of the one in electrical power. Nuclear power engineering, which meets the safety and economic requirements of a large-scale power system, could tackle an essential part of the increased world’s need in fuel and energy.

Information Department of the Chornobyl Center

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