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Fuel for initial load of Ostrovets-1 arrives on site

Fuel for initial load of Ostrovets-1 arrives on site

The first batch of fuel for the nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus has been delivered to the construction site in Ostrovets, Russia's Rosatom announced today. The fuel assemblies are currently being prepared for unloading and inspection. 

New Nuclear 06 May 2020


Hot tests completed at Ostrovets unit 1

Hot tests completed at Ostrovets unit 1

Hot-tests have been completed at unit 1 of the first nuclear power plant to be constructed in Belarus, Rosatom announced yesterday. The Russian state nuclear corporation said the milestone was an important stage in preparing the unit for commissioning.

New Nuclear 16 April 2020


Belarus inspects Ostrovets plant ahead of fuel loading

Belarus inspects Ostrovets plant ahead of fuel loading

The Nuclear and Radiation Safety Department of the Belarusian Emergencies Ministry (Gosatomnadzor) has begun a 30-day inspection of the nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus to assess its readiness to take delivery of fuel. The regulator will also check operator BelNPP's managerial and technical alignment with legislative standards, including those concerning nuclear and radiation safety.

Regulation & Safety 20 February 2020


Belarusian plant completes hydraulic tests

Belarusian plant completes hydraulic tests

Hydraulic tests of the primary circuit systems and equipment for density and strength have been completed at unit 1 of the nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus. Russia's ASE Group said this phase of pre-commissioning tests at a pressure of 24.5 MPa had been passed easily and in "little more than a day".

New Nuclear 04 September 2019


IAEA reviews pre-operational safety at Belarusian plant

IAEA reviews pre-operational safety at Belarusian plant

The operator of Belarus's first nuclear power plant has shown a commitment to strengthening safety, an expert team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded. The team also identified areas for further enhancements as plant owner Belarusian NPP prepares to start up Ostrovets unit 1 next year.

Regulation & Safety 22 August 2019


Belarusian plant prepared for hydraulic tests

Belarusian plant prepared for hydraulic tests

ASE Group has conducted a test-run of all four of the main circulating pumps of the first unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant as part of preparations for hydraulic testing of the systems and equipment of its primary and secondary circuits.

New Nuclear 05 July 2019


Fuel for unit 2 of Belarus plant clears inspection

Fuel for unit 2 of Belarus plant clears inspection

The batch of fuel assemblies made by Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant for the initial fuel loading of unit 2 of the nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus has passed its final inspection. NCCP is a subsidiary of Russian fuel manufacturer TVEL.

New Nuclear 21 May 2019


Commissioning starts at first Belarus unit

Commissioning starts at first Belarus unit

Unit 1 of the first nuclear power plant to be built in Belarus has started the commissioning phase, AtomStroyExport, the engineering subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has announced.

New Nuclear 08 April 2019


Belarus units reach construction milestones

Belarus units reach construction milestones

Unit 1 of the nuclear power plant under construction at Ostrovets in Belarus has been connected to its own source of power supply, Rosatom has announced. Concreting the reactor dome of unit 2 has also been completed, it added.

New Nuclear 28 February 2019


IAEA assesses emergency preparedness in Belarus

IAEA assesses emergency preparedness in Belarus

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts today concluded a ten-day mission to review Belarus's preparedness and response arrangements for nuclear and radiological emergencies.

Regulation & Safety 17 October 2018