Kursk Nuclear Power Plant
|Kursk Nuclear Power Plant|
|Construction began||1 June 1972|
|Commission date||12 October 1977|
|Nuclear power station|
|Units operational||4 × 1,000 MW|
|Nameplate capacity||4,000 MW|
|Annual net output||22,760 GW·h|
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The Kursk Nuclear Power Plant (Russian: Курская АЭС [pronunciation (help·info)]) is a nuclear power plant located in western Russia on the bank of the Seym River about 40 kilometers west of the city of Kursk. The nearby town of Kurchatov was founded when construction of the plant began. The plant feeds the grid for Kursk Oblast and 19 other regions.
The four reactors at the plant are RBMK-1000 reactors, the same type used at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, but a different model. The plant was originally equipped with two reactors. Two more reactors were added between 1983 and 1985.
The structure of the Kursk plant is almost identical to Chernobyl's structure. The 1991 American television movie Chernobyl: The Final Warning used the Kursk plant and the neighbouring town of Kurchatov to stand in for Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and Pripyat.
The Kursk Nuclear Power Plant has 4 operational units:
|Kursk 1||RBMK-1000||925 MW||1,000 MW||1972-06-01||1976-12-19||1977-10-12||2021, planned|
|Kursk 2||RBMK-1000||925 MW||1,000 MW||1973-01-01||1979-01-28||1979-08-17||2024, planned|
|Kursk 3||RBMK-1000||925 MW||1,000 MW||1978-04-01||1983-10-17||1984-03-30||2029, planned|
|Kursk 4||RBMK-1000||925 MW||1,000 MW||1981-05-01||1985-12-02||1986-02-05||2030, planned|
|Kursk 5||RBMK-1000||925 MW||1,000 MW||1985-12-01||-||1992 (planned)||Construction stopped 1989, cancelled 2012-08-15|
|Kursk 6||RBMK-1000||925 MW||1,000 MW||1986-08-01||-||-||Construction cancelled 1993-12-01|
|Kursk II-1||VVER-1300/510||1,115 MW||1,255 MW||2018-04-29||-||-||-|
|Kursk II-2||VVER-1300/510||1,115 MW||1,255 MW||2019-04-15||-||-||-|
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- "AEM Technology sees milestone with first VVER-TOI". World Nuclear News. 17 April 2018. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
- Power Reactor Information System of the IAEA: „Russian Federation: Nuclear Power Reactors“ Archived 26 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine
- Kursk-6 on the PRIS of the IAEA
- Kursk 2-1 on the PRIS of the IAEA
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