Russia's Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service (Rostechnadzor) has revised the parameters of the license for the operation of power unit 3 of the Rostov nuclear power plant allowing its pilot commercial operation at a capacity level of 104% of the rated capacity, according to the power plant's press service.
The pilot commercial operation of power unit 3 will continue for three years (two fuel seasons). Information on the operating equipment (the reactor unit, the turbo generator and the evaporative cooling tower) will be gathered during this period.
Rostov NPP is a branch of Rosenergoatom. The power plant is located on the shore of the Tsimlyansk Reservoir 13.5 km away from Volgodonsk. The NPP operates three VVER-1000 reactor-based power units with an installed capacity of 1,000 MW each. Power unit 1 was commissioned in 2001, power unit 2 in December 2010, power unit 3 in September 2015. Power unit 4 reached the physical start-up stage on December 6, 2017. The Rostov NPP currently accounts for 46% of the total electricity output in the region.
The core business of Rosenergoatom (REA, tax number: 7721632827) is the generation of electricity using its nuclear power plants. The concern unites all ten nuclear power plants of Russia operating as its branches, along with the generating company's service entities.
In total, 35 power units with a total installed capacity of 27.89 GW are in operation at Russia's nuclear power plants: 18 power units of the VVER type (water-water power reactors), 15 power units with channel-type reactors, 2 sodium cooled fast reactor-based power units (BN-600 and BN-800). The nuclear power plants account for ca. 18.9% of the total electricity output in Russia.
"AK&M", 13.02.2018 12:54