Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant II
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|Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant II|
First design concept of the plant
Location of Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant II in Russia
|Construction began||26 June 2008|
|Commission date||2015 (expected)|
|Construction cost||€3.8 billion|
|Nuclear power station|
|Units under const.||2 × 1200 MW|
|Units planned||2 × 1200 MW|
Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant II (NvNPPII; Russian: Нововоронежская АЭС II [ pronunciation (help·info)]) is a Russian nuclear power plant currently under construction and expected to come online in 2015 (Unit I) and 2016 (Unit II). 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. On 20 June 2007 preparations began at the construction site. Construction starting ceremony was held on 12 July 2009.
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. Cost of the project is between 110 and 130 billion Rubles. 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.
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.
The Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant II will have four units:
|Novovoronezh II-1||VVER-1200/392M (AES-2006)||1,114 MW||1,200 MW||24.06.2008||2015 (planned)||2016 (planned)||—|
|Novovoronezh II-2||VVER-1200/392M (AES-2006)||1,114 MW||1,200 MW||12.07.2009||2016 (planned)||2017 (planned)||—|
|Novovoronezh II-3||VVER-1300/510 (AES-2010)||1,175 MW||1,255 MW||—||—||—||—|
|Novovoronezh II-4||VVER-1300/510 (AES-2010)||1,175 MW||1,255 MW||—||—||—||—|
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