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The second Novovoronezh NPP-2 power block delivers its first megawatts into the Unified Energy System of Russia

Communications Department of Rosenergoatom JSC, PUBLISHED 07.05.2019

On May 1, 2019, the power startup of the Novovoronezh NPP-2 (Novovoronezh city, the Voronezh Region, an affiliate of the Rosenergoatom Joint-Stock Company, a part of the Electric Power Division of the Rosatom State corporation) 2nd power block took place.

The innovative 3+ generation VVER-1200 power block was synchronized with the grid and achieved the capacity of 240 megawatt.

Prior to that, the team has conducted a steam to turbine and did a test idle run. A lot of trials at different stages of low-power testing were held alongside the tests and verifications of different pieces of equipment - all of those aimed to confirm that the power block can be operated in a reliable and safe fashion.

The Novovoronezh NPP-2 2nd power block is the third one among the Russian power blocks of such kind. The first power block of that kind - the Novovoronezh NPP-2 1st power block - was launched in 2016, and since its operational launch, it has delivered 18.3 billion kilowatt-hours. The second one was launched at the Leningrad NPP-2 in 2017.

Alexander Lokshin, First Deputy CEO of Operational Management at the Rosatom State corporation, President at ASE EC JSC, noted: 'Today, the 2nd power block of the Novovoronezh NPP-2 was connected to the energy system of our country for the first time and delivered its first kilowatt-hours. This is an important milestone that became possible thanks to prolonged and efficient work of a large team made of thousands of specialists and hundreds of organizations. There is still a lot of work to do before the operational launch of the power block, but we can already say that, all in all, the Novovoronezh NPP-2 project, the 3+ generation nuclear power plant, has been a success'.

Andrey Petrov, CEO of the Rosenergoatom Joint-Stock Company, First Vice-President of construction at ASE EC JSC, said: 'The power startup of the Novovoronezh NPP-2 2nd power block was 12 days ahead of schedule. Following its connection to the grid, the pilot production program will start, which pre-supposes that the capacity will be gradually increased up to 100% of the designed parameters. The 2nd power block of the Novovoronezh NPP-2 is scheduled for operational launch in December 2019'.

Topics: Novovoronezh NPP, Russia

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