Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant

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Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant
Novovoronezhskaya Nuclear Power Plant.jpg
Novovoronezh NPP
Country Russia
Coordinates 51°16′30″N 39°12′0″E / 51.27500°N 39.20000°E / 51.27500; 39.20000Coordinates: 51°16′30″N 39°12′0″E / 51.27500°N 39.20000°E / 51.27500; 39.20000
Status Operational
Construction began 1957
Commission date September 30, 1964
Operator(s) Energoatom
Nuclear power station
Reactor type 1 × VVER-210
1 × VVER-365
2 × VVER-440/179
1 × VVER-1000/187
Cooling source Don River
Cooling towers 7
Power generation
Units operational 2 × 417 MW
1 × 1,000 MW
Units decommissioned 1 × 210 MW
1 × 365 MW
Nameplate capacity 1,834 MW
Capacity factor 77.9%
Annual output 12,523 GW·h
Website
www.nvnpp.vrn.ru

The Novovoronezh nuclear power station (Russian: Нововоронежская АЭС [About this sound pronunciation ]) is a nuclear power station close to Novovoronezh in Voronezh Oblast, central Russia. The site was vital to the development of the VVER design; every unit built was essentially a prototype of its design. On this site is built the Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant II.

In 2002 Novovoronezh-3 was modernised and life extended, including new safety systems.[1]

In 2010 Novovoronezh-5 was shut down for modernization to extend its operating life for an additional 25 years, the first VVER-1000 to undergo such an operating life extension. The works include the modernization of management, protection and emergency systems, and improvement of security and radiation safety systems.[2]

Reactor data[edit]

The Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant has five units:

Unit[3] Reactor type Net
capacity
Gross
capacity
Construction
started
Electricity
Grid
Commercial
Operation
Shutdown
Novovoronezh-1 VVER-210 (prototype)[4] 197 MW 210 MW 1957-07-01 1964-09-30 1964-12-31 1988-02-16
Novovoronezh-2 VVER-365 (prototype)[4] 336 MW 365 MW 1964-06-01 1969-12-27 1970-04-14 1990-08-29
Novovoronezh-3 VVER-440/179 385 MW 417 MW 1967-07-01 1971-12-27 1972-06-29 25 December 2016
Novovoronezh-4 VVER-440/179 385 MW 417 MW 1967-07-01 1972-12-28 1973-03-24 2017 planned
Novovoronezh-5 VVER-1000/187 (Prototype) 950 MW 1,000 MW 1974-03-01 1980-05-31 1981-02-20 2035 planned[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New life of Novovoronezh 3". Nuclear Engineering International. 3 June 2002. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Modernization works begin at Russia's oldest VVER-1000". Nuclear Engineering International. 30 September 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Power Reactor Information System of the IAEA: „Russian Federation: Nuclear Power Reactors“
  4. ^ a b Energoatom - History of the Plant
  5. ^ http://www.atomic-energy.ru/news/2012/07/09/34684

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