Voronezh Oblast, April 15 - Neftegaz.RU
. Novovoronezh Phase II (a branch of Rosenergoatom Concern, part of ROSATOM’s Power Division) has started the 1st power program at Unit 2 after getting a permit from the Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service of Russia.
Plant Manager Vladimir Povarov said that the permit from Rostechnadzor meant that all first criticality works had been fulfilled in full scope. “The real neutronics values meet the design values and we can move to the next stage, the 1st power,” he noted.
Unit 2 with a VVER-1200 reactor pertains to Generation III+; the Architect General is Atomenergoproekt; the General Contractor is ASE, ROSATOM’s Engineering Division.
The 1st power program provides for a set of measures associating with step-by-step power raise of the reactor from 1% up to 35-40%. This power is sufficient to connect the turbine generator to the grid and start producing electricity, which is planned for this May.
Further, the long stage of raising power up to nominal one (100%) will follow. Unit 2 of Novovoronezh Phase II commissioning is planned before the end of 2019.