Russia successfully launched a nuclear reactor power plant
At Novovoronezh NPP-2 was one of the key events in Russian nuclear power the last time - there was the successful launch of the nuclear reactor VVER-1200 innovative power N2. About This stated the press service of the concern " Rosenergoatom ".
22: 01 GMT 22 Mar reactor plant brought to the minimum controlled power level.
"for the first time in a reactor unit operating at the power required for the observation of chain reaction of division of fixed neutron flux corresponding to the minimum manageable level ", - told in " Rosenergoatom ".
in such cases, figuratively it is reported that the reactor " began to live."
in the near future Experts will check, needed to confirm the reliability of the whole system of nuclear security & surveillance installation. Then comes the stage of power start-up. Enter the Unit into pilot operation is expected by the end of the year.
Novovoronezh NPP is located on the river don, 42 km South of Voronezh. This is the first in Russia of the atomic power station with reactors VVER (vodo-water power reactors vessel-type pressurized water). The power unit with VVER-1200 reactor refers to the generation " 3 " is compared with the latest generation reactors (VVER-1000), it has several advantages that significantly improve its economic options and security.