Belarus units reach construction milestones: Rosatom

08 March 2019

Unit 1 of the nuclear power plant under construction at Ostrovets in Belarus has been connected to its own source of power supply, Rosatom has announced. Concreting the reactor dome of unit 2 has also been completed, it added.

The Belarusian nuclear power plant is being built using the Russian VVER-1200 AES-2006 design. The first unit is scheduled for commissioning next year, with the second unit to be brought online in 2020. The reactors will provide 2340 MWe net capacity on line.

The Russian state nuclear corporation said both of the "backup auxiliary transformers" had been put into operation at unit 1.

Unit 2 of the same plant has "completed an equally important process", Rosatom said, with the concreting of the dome of the outer containment building.

This was achieved according to schedule as the project approaches the "finishing line" of construction and installation work on the unit.

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