Astravyets

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Astravyets
Belarusian:Астравец
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Astravyets is located in Belarus
Astravyets
Astravyets
Coordinates: 54°36′49″N 25°57′19″E / 54.61361°N 25.95528°E / 54.61361; 25.95528
Country  Belarus
Voblast Hrodna Voblast
Raion Astravyets raion
Population (2006)
 • Total 8,300
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Astravyets (Belarusian: Астравец [astraˈvʲet͡s], Russian: Островец, tr. Ostrovets; IPA: [əstrɐˈvʲet͡s]) is a city in the Grodno Region of Belarus, an administrative center of the Astravyets raion.

On 11 October 2011 an agreement was signed to build Belarus’ first nuclear power plant near the city, using two VVER reactors with active and passive safety systems. The first unit is planned to be completed by 2017.[1] In July 2012 a more detailed contract was agreed to build the two AES-2006 plants in for a cost of about $10 billion.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Russia signs up to build NPP in Belarus". Nuclear Engineering International. 20 October 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "$10 billion construction contract signed for two AES 2006 Russian reactors in Belarus". I-Nuclear. 19 July 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 

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Coordinates: 54°36′49″N 25°57′19″E / 54.61361°N 25.95528°E / 54.61361; 25.95528