Novovoronezh II-2 starts pilot operation

05/06/2019 09:20 Nuclear

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Unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant in southwest Russia has entered the pilot commercial operation (PCO) stage, 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, was first connected to the grid on 1 May and received the commissioning permit for PCO from regulator Rostechnadzor two days later.

 

The unit is expected to be put in commercial operation by year-end.

 

The main architect and general contractor of the unit are, respectively, Atomenergoproekt and ASE, which are also subsidiaries of Rosatom.

 

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

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