04.12.2018_No240 / News in Brief

Russian Regulator Begins Pre-Startup Inspection At Novovoronezh 2-2

Plant Operation

4 Dec (NucNet): Russia’s national nuclear regulator Rostechnadzor began on 3 December 2018 the last pre-startup inspection at the Novovoronezh 2-2 nuclear power plant under construction in western Russia, state-owned nuclear operator Rosenergoatom said in a statement.

The inspection is scheduled to end on 14 December 2018 and will focus on staff, reactor systems readiness, and documentation, the statement said.

A successful inspection will mean a licence can be granted allowing the physical startup of the unit, Rosenergoatom said.

Construction of Novovoronezh 2-2, a 1,114-MW VVER 1200 pressurised water reactor unit, began in July 2009. Its sister unit, Novovoronezh 2-1, Russia’s first Generation-III+ nuclear unit, began commercial operation on 27 February 2017.

Related reports in the NucNet database (available to subscribers):

  • Hot Functional Testing Complete At Russia’s Novovoronezh 2-2 (News in Brief No.222, 08 November 2018)

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