Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant
|Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant|
|Commission date||September 30, 1964|
|Nuclear power station|
|Reactor type||1 × VVER-210|
1 × VVER-365
2 × VVER-440/179
1 × VVER-1000/187
|Cooling towers||7 × Natural Draft|
|Cooling source||Don River|
|Units operational||1 × 417 MW|
1 × 1000 MW
|Units decommissioned||1 × 210 MW|
1 × 365 MW
1 × 417 MW
|Nameplate capacity||1417 MW|
|Annual net output||12,523 GW·h|
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The Novovoronezh nuclear power station (Russian: Нововоронежская АЭС [pronunciation (help·info)]) 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.
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.
As of 2018 unit 4 is undergoing modernisation work for a 15-year life extension, taking its operational life to 60 years. This involved annealing its reactor pressure vessel and using parts from the recently shutdown unit 3.
The Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant has five units:
|Novovoronezh-1||VVER-210 (prototype)||197 MW||210 MW||1957-07-01||1964-09-30||1964-12-31||1988-02-16|
|Novovoronezh-2||VVER-365 (prototype)||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||2016-12-25|
|Novovoronezh-4||VVER-440/179||385 MW||417 MW||1967-07-01||1972-12-28||1973-03-24||2032 planned|
|Novovoronezh-5||VVER-1000/187 (prototype)||950 MW||1,000 MW||1974-03-01||1980-05-31||1981-02-20||2035 planned|
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- "Modernization works begin at Russia's oldest VVER-1000". Nuclear Engineering International. 30 September 2010. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2010.
- "Novovoronezh unit 4 completes upgrade". World Nuclear News. 12 December 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
- Power Reactor Information System of the IAEA: „Russian Federation: Nuclear Power Reactors“
- Energoatom - History of the Plant Archived 2009-01-24 at the Wayback Machine
- 2017 Annual Report // RosEnergoAtom, p. 76
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