The expert believes that the partnership with China in this field would benefit Ukraine.
This was stated by Igor Shevchenko, the Director of the State scientific and technical centre for nuclear and radiation safety (SSTC NRS). However, in his opinion, the Ukrainian market is unlikely to be profitable for four to five suppliers of nuclear fuel.
The expert believes that the supply of fuel necessary balance.
“I believe that the three suppliers — it would be the best solution for Ukraine, — says Director of SSTC NRS. — Among the potential suppliers of nuclear fuel for Ukraine — China. China already has a plant for fabrication of nuclear fuel for reactors of Russian origin. But, in my opinion, Ukraine must first fully complete the licensing process American fuel, from experimental industrial to translate it into commercial operation. And only then subject to search third party vendor”.
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