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Generation III+ / Russia’s VVER-TOI Certified By European Organisation

By David Dalton
17 June 2019

Russia’s VVER-TOI Certified By European Organisation

The Russian-designed Generation III+ VVER-TOI nuclear power plant design has been certified as compliant by the European Utility Requirements organisation, Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom said in a statement on its website.

Rosatom said the organisation carried out a detailed review of the VVER-TOI design documentation and information provided about the reference project, the Kursk 2 nuclear power plant in western Russia.

The organisation concluded that the VVER-TOI plant, developed from Russia’s VVER-1200 plant, complies with European requirements for nuclear power plant safety and efficiency, Rosatom said.

The European Utility Requirements organisation was founded in December 1991 by several European utilities to produce a common set of requirements for the next generation of light-water reactor units. The group’s members include EDF of France, Iberdrola of Spain, CEZ of the Czech Republic, Rosenergoatom of Russia and TVO of Finland.

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