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 (04.12.2019): Carbon price plummets to a two-week low on Tuesday amid a weak energy complex

04/12/2019 10:47:00

Crude oil prices ended on a mixed note on Tuesday, with Brent hitting its lowest level since Oct.21, while WTI prices increased for a second consecutive session. Brent decreased by 10 cents, or 0.2% to end at $60.82 a barrel, following comments from the U.S. President Trump that a trade deal with China might be delayed, feeding uncertainty over demand. WTI rose by 14 cents, or 0.3%, to close at $56.10 a barrel, extending the 1.4% gain registered on Monday.

<READ MORE

Albania, Kosovo agree to set up common energy market

04/12/2019 09:05:00

Kosovo’s power transmission system operator KOSTT said it has signed an agreement with its Albanian peer OST to set up a common energy market of the two neighboring countries.

READ MORE

Edison to build 760MW gas-fired thermoelectric power plant in Italy

04/12/2019 09:00:00

Italy’s Edison is planning to build 760MW natural gas-powered thermoelectric power plant in Presenzano in the province of Caserta, with an investment of €370m ($408m).

READ MORE