Ukraine and Holtec sign an updated agreement to build spent fuel storage

On 26 January 2015, Energoatom of Ukraine and Holtec International signed an updated agreement to build a dry spent fuel facility storage site in Ukraine. The construction is expected to be completed by 2020.

The project has a long history. Holtec International won the tender in 2004, but it was not until 2008 that Ukraine began changing the legislation to allow domestic storage of spent fuel. The approval to begin construction was received in September 2014 and in October 2014 Energoatom was reported to begin some activity on the site.