Rostov Nuclear Power Plant
|Rostov Nuclear Power Plant|
Spray ponds and units 1 & 2 of the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant
|Official name||Ростовская атомная электростанция|
|Nuclear power station|
|Units operational||2 x 1,000 MW|
|Make and model||Kharkov Turbine Plant
|Units under const.||2 x 1,070 MW|
|Nameplate capacity||2,000 MW|
Rostov Nuclear Power Plant (Russian: Ростовская АЭС [ pronunciation (help·info)]), also known as Volgodonsk Nuclear Power Plant (Russian: Волгодонская АЭС [ pronunciation (help·info)]), is a Russian nuclear power plant located on the left bank of the Tsimlyansk reservoir in the lower stream of the Don River near Volgodonsk, Rostov Oblast.
Construction of Rostov reactor No. 1 began in 1977 and operations began in 2001. Construction of reactor No. 2 commenced in 1983 and finished in 2009. In 2009 work on reactor No. 3 was restarted and work on No. 4 is being scheduled as well. Completion of No. 3 is planned for 2013. Units No. 3 and 4 will be an upgraded VVER-1000/320 subtype.
Four units are planned in total.
|Rostov 1||VVER-1000/320||950 MW||1000 MW||1 September 1981||25 December 2001||-|
|Rostov 2||VVER-1000/320||950 MW||1000 MW||1 May 1983||10 December 2010||-|
|Rostov 3||VVER-1000/320||1011 MW||1070 MW||2009 and earlier||(2014)||-|
|Rostov 4||VVER-1000/320||1011 MW||1070 MW||2010 and earlier||(2015)||-|