Another VVER-1200 type unit started its commercial operation

6/14/21 8:38 AM
Unit 1 of the Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant started its commercial operation on 10 June, this is the fifth VVER-1200 unit in commercial operation.
Photo: Belatom

As Rosatom reported, Unit 1 of the Belarusian NPP already started its commercial operation. This is the first overseas 3+ generation unit constucted and operated by the Russian energy corporation, and it is also the fifth such VVER-1200 unit. Two-two such units already generate electricity in Sosnovy Bor next to Saint Petersburg and in Novovoronezh. Another VVER-1200 unit is under construction in the Astravets site, thus the Belarusian NPP’s capacity – just like the one in Paks – will be 2400 MW.

The physical start-up of Unit 1 of the Belarusian NPP started on 7 August 2020, while on 3 November it was connected to the grid. The test operation started on 22 December, while the competent ministry of the Belarusian Republic issued the license to start the operation on 2 June 2021.