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Russia to use Baltic NPP reactor vessel for Ostrovets 2

New Nuclear

25 April 2017

Belarus and Russia have agreed to the delivery of the reactor pressure vessel originally built for the Baltic NPP - under construction in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad - to unit 2 of the nuclear power plant under construction in Ostrovets, in the Grodno region of Belarus, Rosatom has confirmed to World Nuclear News. The schedule for commissioning the Ostrovets 2 is uaffected and remains 2020.

IAEA completes SEED mission to Belarus

Regulation and Safety

23 January 2017

The International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded a five-day Site and External Events Design mission to Belarus, which is building its first nuclear power reactors. The two Russian-designed 1170 MWe VVER units are scheduled to begin operations by 2020.

RPV for Belarus 2 starts journey to Ostrovets

New Nuclear

01 November 2016

Ostrovets 2 RPV complete - 48Russia has shipped the reactor pressure vessel for unit 2 of the nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus, state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced yesterday. The equipment for the VVER-1200 unit weighs more than 330 tonnes, is 13 metres high and has a 4.5 metre diameter.

Russia installs RPV at Belarus plant

New Nuclear

03 April 2017

Ostravets 1 vessel installation - 48Atomstroyexport announced today it has installed the reactor pressure vessel of unit 1 of the nuclear power plant under construction at Ostrovets in Belarus. The RPV, which weighs more than 330 tonnes, is 11 meters long and 4.5 m in diameter, was placed in position at 8.30pm on 1 April.

Russia's Atomtechenergo gets licence for Belarus plant

Regulation and Safety

14 November 2016

Russia's Atomtechenergo has received a licence to provide services involving nuclear energy and sources of ionizing radiation in Belarus. The Moscow-based company is a subsidiary of Atomenergoprom, the part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom that unites Russia's civilian nuclear industry.

IAEA makes recommendations to Belarusian regulator

Regulation and Safety

18 October 2016

Continued government backing and resources are needed to further build the Belarusian nuclear safety regulator's technical capabilities ahead of the start up of the country's first nuclear power reactor, an International Atomic Energy Agency team has concluded.