Rostekhnadzor Registers Two Minor Events at Nuclear Plants in November

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Dec 5 (Interfax) - Russia's Federal Service for Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Oversight (Rostekhnadzor) registered two minor events at nuclear power plants in November 2008.

On November 12, Balakovskaya NPP's power unit N2 switched off without activation of the emergency system, the agency said in a press release. Rostekhnadzor has already completed an investigation of this incident. The discharge occurred as a result of a switch- off of the primary circulatory pumps, caused by the loss of a pressure signal in the lubrication system's oil pumps, the agency said.

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Russia to build 26 nuclear power reactors

Friday, October 3, 2008

Russia intends to build 26 major nuclear power reactors over twelve years to come, chief of the state-run corporation Rosatom, Sergei Kiriyenko, said. Kiriyenko was speaking at the 52nd general conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 29th september.

"The pace of commissioning new nuclear power reactors is pegged to our current plans, but it can be adjusted in terms of scale and deadlines," he said."Construction work is underway at five sites (Leningrad, Novovoronezh, Kalinin, Rostov and Beloyarsk NPPs)," he said, adding that design and exploration work was in progress on another 14 reactor projects.

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The start of construction at Novovoronezh phase II

Thursday, August 14, 2008

THE START OF CONSTRUCTION AT NOVOVORONEZH PHASE II, in Russia, was officially launched with the first pouring of concrete for the basemat of the Unit I reactor building during a June 24 ceremony held at the site. This is the first unit in the new wave of nuclear construction in Russia. The Novovoronezh II plant will eventually house four 1200-MW--class pressurized water reactors. In June 2007, Atomenergoproekt signed a contract to construct the first two units, which are to start up in 2012 and 2013, at a cost of about $5.6 billion.

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