Japan and Ukraine have agreed to boost cooperation in the nuclear power field, Ukraine’s government said. Ukraine’ public joint-stock company Turboatom in Kharkiv and Japan’s Toshiba Energy Systems reportedly plan to sign a memorandum of understanding in June. Turboatom is the largest turbine equipment producer for hydro, thermal and nuclear power plants in Ukraine.
The representatives of Japanese Embassy in Ukraine held a meeting in Kyiv’s Ministry of Energy and Coal Mining, agreeing on mutual cooperation in updating of equipment for nuclear industry, the press-office of Ukraine’s Government said, Interfax and 112.UA reported.
“Japan notified about intents to cooperate with Ukraine in modernisation of equipment for the nuclear energy sector, in particular, production and modernization of turbines, including for nuclear facilities in third countries, and announced the signing of the memorandum of understanding between Turboatom and Toshiba Energy Systems scheduled for June,” the ministry said.
The representatives of the Ministry stressed that Ukrainian side was interested in cooperating with other states concerning the instrumentation, development and updating of the energy field.
“For today, 15 Ukrainian nuclear power plants ensure the production of more than 56% of electric power out of the country’s power-supply balance,” the government said.
At the working meeting the sides also discussed the state and prospects for development of the nuclear energy sector of Ukraine and plans of cooperation in the implementation of joint projects, Interfax quoted the ministry as saying, adding that Ukraine is interested in cooperating with other countries both in instrument making and sectors that provide for the development and modernisation of the country’s energy sector.