Zaporizhzhya NPP Unit 3 life-time extension

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With the purpose of encouraging public participation in discussion of decisions that may affect the environment, giving the opportunity of easy access to information about activity of the state executive authorities, the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine starts public consultations on issue related to possible lifetime extension of nuclear facility – Unit 3 of the Zaporizhzhya NPP from 2 October to 1 November, 2017.

In pursuance of requirements of the Law of Ukraine “On Permissive Activities in the Field of Nuclear Energy Use operating organization NNEGC “Energoatom” submitted for review by SNRIU “Application on introducing amendments into License ЕО No.0000196 to perform activity at the stage of the life-cycle “operation of nuclear facilities of the Zaporizhzhya NPP” in order to ensure long-term operation of Unit 3 of the ZNPP at energy power levels after having undergone a project period.

Periodic Safety Review (PSR) for Unit 3 of the Zaporizhzhya NPP, which according to legislation in force is an obligatory annex to the Application, contains information where operating organization substantiates safe long-term operation of power unit before 5 March, 2027 (materials on comprehensive safety analysis can be found here).

SNRIU has completed state expertise on nuclear and radiation safety of PSR materials for Unit 3 of the Zaporizhzhya NPP (conclusions of the state expertise can be found here).

With the purpose of verifying completeness and accuracy of data provided by NNEGC “Energoatom” in corresponding documents, determining an applicant’s ability to follow conditions of the announced type of activity in accordance with established norms and rules on nuclear and radioactive safety, an inspection was carried out at the site of ZNPP on 25-29 September, 2017. The results of inspection are available by clicking this link.

Please check the following link in order to get familiar with draft SNRIU decision on review results of NNEGC “Energoatom” “Application on introducing amendments into License ЕО No.000196 to perform activity at the stage of the life-cycle “operation of nuclear facilities of the ZaporizhzhyaNPP”.

ZNPP documents (SE ZNPP ecological audit report, Report on PSR: Environmental impact assessment) can be found here.

ZNPP report on the results of public hearing of safety substantiating materials concerning extension of service lifetime of ZNPP Unit 3 is available at the following link.


Comments and proposals to the draft decision can be submitted by 1 November, 2017:

- postal address: State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine: 9/11, Arsenalna str., Kyiv, 01011, Ukraine (in written form);

- e-mail:

Contact personTaras Kozulko – Head, Sector of Information-Analytical Support and PR,  tel. +38 (044) 277-12-02, fax. +38 (044) 254-33-11.


Within the framework of public consultation process SNRIU with participation of the applicant (NNEGC “Energoatom”) organizes public hearing that will take place on 24 October, 2017 at 13:00 in the ZNPP’s Cultural-Business Center, Centarlnaya str., 6, Energodar city, Zaporizhzhya region.

Phone for information: +38 (06139) 6-21-81.

Contact person: Larisa Merkulova – Head of Information Center of SE “Zaporizhzhya NPP”.

The attached materials are available only in Ukrainian and Russian languages.