Rostov NPP: power №3 accepted into commercial operation


Director of the Rostov NPP Andrey Salnikov, commenting this important event, said that it was the result of a colossal work of builders, designers, commissioning and maintenance services and organizations, nuclear power plant staff. "The team honorably coped with the task of the state - he said. - Power generation started earlier at the power unit №3 of the Rostov NPP - two months ahead of the planned date. During this time it was generated 293 million kWh of electricity. And today we are worthy - power unit put into commercial operation - meeting 70-year anniversary of the Russian nuclear industry", - he stressed.

"Serial construction of power units is carried out at the site of the Rostov nuclear power plant construction. Not so long ago, we put power unit №2 into commercial operation and there is still - power unit №4", - said Andrey Salnikov.

Recall, that the construction of the power unit №3 started in 2009. The Head of Don Interregional Territorial Administration for Supervision of Nuclear and Radiation Safety (Rostekhnadzor) Viktor Katkov signed opinion that the constructed power unit №3 of the Rostov NPP meets technical regulations and project documentation on September 14, 2015.

The Rostov nuclear power plant is a branch of the JSC "Concern Rosenergoatom". The nuclear station is located on the bank of the Tsimlyansk Reservoir in 13,5 km from Volgodonsk. There are two power units with VVER-1000 reactors with an installed capacity of 1000 MWt operating at the nuclear station. The power unit No. 1 was put into commercial operation in 2001, the power unit No. 2 – in December, 2010. The power unit №3 physical launch was in November 2014, energy launch - in December 2014. The power unit №4 is being constructed.


Source: Press Service of JSC "Concern Rosenergoatom"