Belarus NPP Power Unit Put into Commercial Operation
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Belarus NPP Power Unit Put into Commercial Operation

On June 10, 2021, the acceptance certificate of Belarus NPP power unit No 1 start-up complex was signed. Handover of the power unit was held in

On June 10, 2021, the acceptance certificate of Belarus NPP power unit No 1 start-up complex was signed. Handover of the power unit was held in accordance with contractual obligations for BelNPP construction and the legislation of the Republic of Belarus. Pursuant to the Contract, the General Contractor is responsible for performance capability of the power unit equipment during the warranty obligations period.

The stage of Belarus NPP power unit No 1 physical start-up started on August 7, 2020, on November 3 the unit was connected to the grid of the Republic of Belarus and on December 22, 2020 - proceeded to the trial commercial operation. On June 2, 2021, the Board of the Ministry for Emergency situations of the Republic of Belarus issued the permit for commercial operation of the power unit.

Belarus NPP having two VVER-1200 reactors with the total capacity of 2400 MW is being constructed in Ostrovets (the Republic of Belarus). The Russian III+ generation design that is fully compliant with the international standards and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safety recommendations has been selected for the first NPP in Belarus. Currently, four power units of the similar type are being successfully operated in Russia: at the Novovoronezh and the Leningrad NPP.

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