On April 14, the reactor unit of power unit 4 of the Rostov nuclear power plant was brought to the 100% capacity level as part of the pilot commercial development stage, the power plant's press service informed.
According to Andrey Gorbunov, chief engineer of the Rostov NPP, the specialists will test the operation of the power unit equipment at the 100% capacity level during a month; after that, preparation of the new power unit for commercial operation will begin.
Commissioning of power unit 4 will ensure steady power supply to the whole southern macroregion of Russia. Commercial operation of the power unit is expected to start in 2018.
Rostov NPP is a branch of Rosenergoatom. The power plant is located on the shore of the Tsimlyansk Reservoir 13.5 km away from Volgodonsk. The NPP operates three VVER-1000 reactor-based power units with an installed capacity of 1,000 MW each. Power unit 1 was commissioned in 2001, power unit 2 in December 2010, power unit 3 in September 2015. Power unit 4 reached the physical start-up stage on December 6, 2017. The Rostov NPP currently accounts for 46% of the total electricity output in the region.
The core business of Rosenergoatom (REA, tax number: 7721632827) is the generation of electricity using its nuclear power plants. The concern unites all ten nuclear power plants of Russia operating as its branches, along with the generating company's service entities.
In total, 35 power units with a total installed capacity of 27.89 GW are in operation at Russia's nuclear power plants: 18 power units of the VVER type (water-water power reactors), 15 power units with channel-type reactors, 2 sodium cooled fast reactor-based power units (BN-600 and BN-800). The nuclear power plants account for ca. 18.9% of the total electricity output in Russia.
"AK&M", 16.04.2018 13:22