Rostov Nuclear Power Plant
|Rostov Nuclear Power Plant|
Spray ponds and units 1 & 2 of the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant
|Official name||Ростовская атомная электростанция|
|Nuclear power station|
2 x 1,000 MW,1 x 1,100 MW
|Make and model||
Kharkov Turbine Plant|
|Units under const.||1 x 1,100 MW|
|Nameplate capacity||3,100 MW|
Rostov Nuclear Power Plant (Russian: Ростовская АЭС [ pronunciation (help·info)]), also known as Volgodonsk Nuclear Power Plant (Russian: Волгодонская АЭС [ pronunciation (help·info)]), is a Russian nuclear power plant located on the left bank of the Tsimlyansk reservoir in the lower stream of the Don River near Volgodonsk, Rostov Oblast.
Construction of Rostov reactor No. 1 began in 1977 and operations began in 2001. Construction of reactor No. 2 commenced in 1983 and finished in 2010. Unit 3 was connected to the electrical grid for the first time in December 2015. Unit 4 underwent first criticality on 7 December 2017, and entered commercial operation on 1 February 2018. Units No. 3 and 4 are (will be) an upgraded VVER-1000/320 subtype.
The post-Soviet Union revival of the nuclear industry of Russia took place at Rostov in the early 2000s, with the completion of the building of unit 2 in 2010, unit 3 in 2015 and unit 4 in 2017. Unit 4 was the last VVER-1000/V-320 reactor built.
|Rostov 1||VVER-1000/320||950 MW||1000 MW||1 September 1981||25 December 2001||-|
|Rostov 2||VVER-1000/320||950 MW||1000 MW||1 May 1983||10 December 2010||-|
|Rostov 3 ||VVER-1000/320||1011 MW||1100 MW||15 September 2009||17 September 2015||-|
|Rostov 4 ||VVER-1000/320||1011 MW||1100 MW||16 June 2010||1 February 2018||-|
- "Unit 3 of Russia's Rostov plant joined to grid". World Nuclear News. 29 December 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
- "Russia's Rostov 4 begins commercial operation". Nuclear Engineering International. 5 February 2018. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
- Rostov NPP: Rostechnadzor issued a license for construction of units number 3 and 4 (Russian)[permanent dead link]
- https://www.iaea.org/PRIS/CountryStatistics/ReactorDetails.aspx?current=506 IAEA ROSTOV-3
- https://www.iaea.org/PRIS/CountryStatistics/ReactorDetails.aspx?current=507 IAEA ROSTOV-4