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Leningrad NPP Unit 6 Connected to Grid, Delivers First Electricity to Russian Power System
This is a significant event, both for the power unit itself and for the country. There are two important milestones in the power unit setup process. One is the first bringing the reactor to a critical state at the minimum-controlled power level when it awakens. The second, which is even more important is the first connection to the grid, when the power unit begins to perform its function and produce electricity. Today, the country received another 1200 MW unit and strengthened its credibility as a leading power in the field of nuclear energy, Rosatom First Deputy Director General for Operations Management Alexander Lokshin said.
The new power unit was connected to the unified power system and tested at a capacity of 240 MW.

Leningrad NPP: Test Tubine Launch Took Place at Unit 6

The first nuclear reaction has been recorded at unit 2 of Leningrad NPP-2
The final stage of the physical launch for the newest VVER-1200 2th power block has been launched at Leningrad NPP-2 (a part of the electric power division of ROSATOM). This is the first time the nuclear facility has reached the minimum controllable power.
This means that the neutron flux control equipment has recorded stable neutron capacity, and the first self- sustained controlled nuclear reaction has commenced in the reactor core.
The minimum controllable power is the lowest capacity level that enables us to conduct a number of tests and to verify the physical parameters of the reactor core to make sure it complies with the project requirements. Once these operations are completed and the...

Leningrad NPP-2 Unit 2 Successfully Passes WANO Pre-start-up Peer Review
Experts of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) Moscow Centre have completed a pre-start-up peer review of the Leningrad NPP-2 Unit 2.
The purpose of review was to assess the readiness of the unit for safe start-up and further operation. Peer reviews are conducted at operating nuclear power plants once every four years, including at the start-up stage.
During the inspection at the Leningrad NPP, the team of international experts verified the operational, fire and emergency readiness of the power unit, as well as the level of safety culture among the plant personnel. These areas are of great importance in ensuring the reliability and safety of a nuclear facility throughout the entire...

Fuel Loading Starts at Power Unit 2 of Leningrad NPP-2
After fuel is loaded, the reactor will be brought to minimum controllable power level (up to 1%), to ensure safety of all relevant processes. The physical launch will be followed by the power start-up, trial operation, and integrated testing. The power unit is scheduled to be commissioned in 2021. It will replace the RBMK-1000 reactor-equipped power unit 2 of Leningrad NPP-1, which will be shut down at the end of this year after 45 years of service.
The VVER-1200 is the flagship of ROSATOM Generation III+ PWR-type reactor and the world's only Generation III+ design in serial construction. Unit No. 2 at the Leningrad-2 NPP is going to be the fourth in the series following units No. 1 and 2 at the Novovoronezh-2 NPP, launched in 2016 and 2019 respectively, and unit No. 1 at the Leningrad-2 NPP, launched in 2017.

453 nuclear units are operating in the world

Leningrad NPP-2: Rostekhnadzor gave permission for operation of the powerplant of the super powerful innovative power unit No 1 with VVER-1200 reactor

VVER-1200 power unit No 1 of Leningrad NPP has successfully passed the final test and is ready for commissioning

Leningrad NPP: the assembly of the turbine island main equipment has been completed at the construction site of the innovative power unit No 2

Leningrad NPP: in Russia Day the new super powerful unit with VVER-1200 reactor was put at 100% power for the first time

The fourth unit of Leningrad NPP shutdown for a short-term repair

The incident at Leningrad NPP did not affect radiation safety

Declaration of intentions to invest construction of Leningrad NPP-2 units was approved

Tender on choosing the general contractor for building of the 1st unit Leningrad NPP-2 will be announced in the first quarter of 2008

The 3rd unit of Leningrad NPP will be shut down for half year in connection with capital repair

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