Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant II

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Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant II
Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant II.png
First design concept of the plant
Official name Нововоронежская АЭС II
Country Russia
Location Voronezh Oblast
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 Unit 1: June 24, 2008
Unit 2: July 19, 2009
Commission date Unit 1: February 27, 2017
Construction cost €3.8 billion
Owner(s) Rosenergoatom
Operator(s) Rosenergoatom
Nuclear power station
Reactor type PWR
Reactor supplier Atomstroyexport
Cooling source Don River
Cooling towers 2 × Natural Draft
Power generation
Units operational 1 × 1114 MW
Make and model VVER-1200/392M (AES-2006)
Units under const. 1 × 1114 MW
Units planned 2 × 1170 MW VVER-1300/510 (AES-2010)
Thermal capacity 1 × 3200 MWth
Nameplate capacity 1114 MW
The plant's cooling towers as of mid 2016.

Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant II (NvNPPII; Russian: Нововоронежская АЭС II [About this sound pronunciation ]) is a Russian nuclear power plant located in Voronezh Oblast. Unit 1 started operation in 2017 and was the first Generation III+ nuclear reactor in the world.[citation needed] Unit 2 is under construction and two more units are planned. It is being built on the same site as the present Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant.


In 2006, the Russian government legislated a nuclear expansion plan for 2007–2015. The plan aimed to put two new nuclear reactors into operation each year from 2012. This decision provided impetus for the construction of NNPPII, which had been originally been mooted in 1999.[1] On 20 June 2007 preparations began at the construction site.[2] Construction starting ceremony was held on 12 July 2009.[3]

In January 2017 the plant took delivery of a safety instrumentation and control system from Areva NP for installation in its Unit 1.[4]


Unit 1., Summer 2010

The power station will comprise two to four VVER-1200/392M reactors of the AES-2006 type. These reactors are the first of their kind. Unit 1 was planned to be added to the grid in 2012, with the second unit to be added a year later.[3] Cost of the project is between 110 and 130 billion Rubles.[5] The city of Novovoronezh is to provide housing for incoming NvNPP II construction workers. In early 2008 the first two apartment blocks were complete and ready to use.[6][7]

Construction of the nuclear power plant is important because the existing Novovoronezh nuclear power plant is a focal point of the energy supply system. The power plant complex provides energy not only to Voronezh Oblast but to Belgorod, Lipetsk and Tambov territories as well.[2]


The Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant II will have four units:

Unit[8] Reactor type Net
Novovoronezh II-1[9] VVER-1200/392M (AES-2006) 1,114 MW 1,180 MW 2008-06-24 2016-08-05[10] 2017-02-27[11] 2077
Novovoronezh II-2[12] VVER-1200/392M (AES-2006) 1,114 MW 1,195 MW 2009-07-12 2018[10] (planned) 2019[13] (planned)
Novovoronezh II-3 VVER-1300/510 (AES-2010) 1,170 MW 1,255 MW
Novovoronezh II-4 VVER-1300/510 (AES-2010) 1,170 MW 1,255 MW

Service life of the VVER-1200 is 60 years.[14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "In Woronesch beginnt 2007 der Bau eines neuen Atom-Kraftwerkes" (in German). RIA Novosti. 30 December 2006. Retrieved 2009-07-14.
  2. ^ a b "Russland will neuen Energieblock mit Druckwasserreaktor bauen - "Rossijskaja Gaseta"" (in German). RIA Novosti. 2007-06-21. Retrieved 2009-07-14.
  3. ^ a b "Construction starts at second Novovoronezh-II unit". World Nuclear News. 2009-07-14. Retrieved 2009-07-16.
  4. ^ "AREVA NP supplies Safety Instrumentation and Control System for Generation 3 Reactor". 2017-01-04. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  5. ^ "Russland will neues Atomkraftwerk im Wert von 3,8 Milliarden Euro bauen" (in German). RIA Novosti. 15 June 2007. Retrieved 2009-07-14.
  6. ^ The headquarters for the construction of Novovoronezh NPP-2 met on 15 November[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ On 14 February Atomenergoproekt started the next stage of Novovoronezh NPP-2 project[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Russian Federation". Power Reactor Information System. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). 18 March 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  9. ^ "Novovoronezh 2-1". PRIS. IAEA. 18 March 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  10. ^ a b [1]
  11. ^ "Росэнергоатом: новейший, самый мощный в России и не имеющий аналогов в мире энергоблок №1 Нововоронежской АЭС-2 сдан в промышленную эксплуатацию". (in Russian). 28 February 2017. Archived from the original on 1 March 2017. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  12. ^ "Novovoronezh 2-2". PRIS. IAEA. 18 March 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
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