Novovoronezh II-2 cleared for launch

15/04/2019 09:03 Nuclear

news

Unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant in southwest Russia started the process of physical launch yesterday after having received regulatory approval to do so, Rosenergoatom, the operator subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has announced. The VVER-1200 reactor was brought to the minimum controlled power level on 22 March.

Director of the plant, Vladimir Povarov, said that obtaining a permit from Rostechnadzor meant that preparation for the physical start-up phase had been fully completed.

 

"The actual values of the neutron-physical characteristics of the reactor core correspond to the design ones and so we can now proceed to the next stage, the energy start-up," Povarov said.

 

This stage involves gradually increasing the reactor's power from 1% to 35-40% in several stages. Rosenergoatom said that this power level enables connection of the turbogenerator to the network and the start of electricity generation, which is scheduled for next month. There will then be the long process of increasing the power level to 100%. Commissioning of the unit is scheduled before the end of the year.

 

Novovoronezh II-2 will be the third VVER-1200 to be commissioned, following Novovoronezh II-1 and Leningrad II-1, which were launched in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

Source: world-nuclear-news.org

Daily (01.06.2020): WTI crude hovered above $35 a barrel on Friday, gaining 6.7% for the week

01/06/2020 11:00:00

Crude oil futures gained ground in the last trading day of the month after the release of the EIA’s report showing a further drop in oil well drilling in the United States. Hence, Brent crude for July delivery rose slightly to $35.33 a barrel, while, the more active August contract settled at $37.84, edging $1.81 higher, or roughly 5%. WTI crude for July delivery settled at $35.49 a barrel, surging $2.24, or 5.3%.

<READ MORE

Iberdrola subsidiary secures 62 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines for offshore project in France

01/06/2020 10:33:00

The wind turbines will be installed at Ailes Marines’s facility in France, generating 750 jobs in the process.

READ MORE

Italy's Enel to close one Brindisi coal unit in 2021

01/06/2020 10:30:00

Italian utility Enel will shut down one of the four units of its 2.4GW Brindisi south coal-fired plant starting from next year.

READ MORE