Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

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Rostov Nuclear Power Plant
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Spray ponds and units 1 & 2 of the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant
Rostov Nuclear Power Plant is located in Russia
Rostov Nuclear Power Plant
Location of Rostov Nuclear Power Plant
Official name Ростовская атомная электростанция
Country Russia
Location Volgodonsk
Coordinates 47°35′57.63″N 42°22′18.76″E / 47.5993417°N 42.3718778°E / 47.5993417; 42.3718778Coordinates: 47°35′57.63″N 42°22′18.76″E / 47.5993417°N 42.3718778°E / 47.5993417; 42.3718778
Status Operational
Construction began 1977
Commission date 2001
Operator(s) Rosenergoatom
Nuclear power station
Reactor type VVER-1000/320
Reactor supplier Atomstroyexport
Power generation
Units operational

2 x 1,000 MW,

1 x 1,100 MW
Make and model Kharkov Turbine Plant
Electrosila
Units under const. 1 x 1,100 MW
Nameplate capacity 3,100 MW
Website
Rostov NPP (english)

Rostov Nuclear Power Plant (Russian: Ростовская АЭС [About this sound pronunciation ]), also known as Volgodonsk Nuclear Power Plant (Russian: Волгодонская АЭС [About this sound pronunciation ]), 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.[1]

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.[1] Unit 4 underwent first criticality on 7 December 2017,[2] and entered commercial operation on 1 February 2018.[3] Units No. 3 and 4 are (will be) an upgraded VVER-1000/320 subtype.[4]

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.[3]

Reactors[edit]

Unit Reactor type Net
capacity
Gross
capacity
Construction
started
Commercial
Operation
Shutdown
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 [5] VVER-1000/320 1011 MW 1100 MW 15 September 2009 17 September 2015 -
Rostov 4 [6] VVER-1000/320 1011 MW 1100 MW 16 June 2010 1 February 2018[3] -

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