The first unit of the Belarusian NPP was put into commercial operation

he Ministry of Energy of Belarus announced the signing of an act of acceptance into commercial operation of the first power unit of the BelNPP.

The first unit of the Belarusian NPP was put into commercial operation

“On June 10, 2021, the acceptance committee chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Nazarov signed an act of acceptance into operation of the start-up complex of the first power unit of the Belarusian NPP. The decision of the commission is based on the positive conclusions of the supervisory authorities and the working commission of the BelNPP, as well as on the basis of the license for industrial operation issued by the Ministry of Emergency Situations. the first power unit”, – the press service of the Ministry of Energy of Belarus in Telegram.

It is noted that the work of the acceptance committee, which included representatives of the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the State Standard, the Ministry of Construction and Architecture, the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Grodno Regional Executive Committee, State Production Association “Belenergo”, as well as representatives of the Russian companies “ASE”, “Atomstroyexport”, “Atomtekhenergo “, profile specialists and scientists were also widely involved.

“The stage of commercial operation was preceded by a large amount of work – to check the readiness of technological systems and equipment for the development of thermal and electrical power, to conduct the necessary tests, to train personnel. At present, the unit operates at the nominal power level of the reactor plant. almost 3 billion kWh of electricity”, – the message says.

BelNPP is the largest Russian-Belarusian economic project; the general contractor for its construction is Atomstroyexport (part of Rosatom). For BelNPP, a Russian NPP design with VVER-1200 generation 3+ reactors was selected, which meets the highest international reliability and safety requirements. In early June, the Belarusian NPP was issued a license to operate the first power unit.

Commissioning of the second power unit is scheduled for 2022. Its construction readiness is about 85%. Fresh nuclear fuel has already been supplied for the second power unit; it is planned to load the fuel in autumn, which will be the beginning of the physical start-up of the unit. At the end of 2021 – beginning of 2022, it is planned to connect the second power unit to the grid and deliver the first kWh

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