The Rivne nuclear power plant on July 18 reduced the output of its power unit No.1 (VVER-440) to 50%, having disconnected the TG-2 turbo generator at 05:26 a.m. Kyiv time on Thursday, July 18, after the leakiness of the condensate electric pump line of a turbine unit had been revealed, National Nuclear Energy Generating Company Energoatom’s press service said.
The causes of the incident are being checked. The TG-2 turbo generator is to be put into operation before 02:00 p.m. on the same day.
Energoatom said the incident is rated as “zero,” according to the INES nuclear event assessment scale, or “out-of-scale.”
Thus, as of Thursday morning, 10 of the 15 power units of four operating Ukrainian nuclear power plants were in operation.
The State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) has started designing the reconstruction of highway M-06 on the Lviv-Rivne section, taking into account the expansion from two to four lanes, as well as the construction of detours of settlements, the agency has said. “After the completion of renovation, the saving of travel time from Lviv to Rivne without breaking traffic rules will almost halve to 1.5 hours,” Ukravtodor said.
The agency noted that a significant part of exported cargo is transported to the European Union member countries by this road, and therefore its reconstruction, in the opinion of Ukravtodor, will be an impetus for the economic development of the region, will help facilitate investment and create new jobs.
In addition, the new quality of the road will improve the level of road safety and the environmental situation in cities.
LLC ATB-Invest (Dnipro), part of the ATB group of companies, plans to acquire a retail and office center in Rivne, owned by the Novus retailer, which is part of the Lithuanian group BT Invest. As the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) said it plans on February 7 to consider the case of granting permission to ATB-Invest LLC to acquire assets, namely a Rivne-based retail and office center, owned by Novus-Ukraine LLC (Kyiv).
According to the Novus website, its chain as of February 7, 2019, includes two stores in Rivne: at 26 Gagarin Street and at 24 Bohoyavlenska Street.
Novus Ukraine LLC was established in 2008, the same year the first Novus supermarket was opened in the country.
According to the State Register of Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs as of February 7, 2019, Novus Ukraine LLC is wholly owned by CJSC Consul Trade House (Vilnius, Lithuania). The final beneficiaries are Marina Pozniakova, Agnė Ruzgienė, Raimondas Tumėnas.
The charter capital of Novus Ukraine LLC is UAH 634.7 million.
The Novus supermarket chain is developed by BT Invest (Lithuania), which was established in 2008 by former shareholders of Sandora Raimondas Tumėnas and the late Ihor Bezzub.
The ATB chain in 2018 expanded by 80 new and 41 renovated retail outlets, numbering 990 stores in 22 Ukrainian regions.
It posted record high sales in its 25-year history, which amounted to UAH 103.6 billion, including VAT.