Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, the technical consultants and main equipment suppliers for Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu, announced that ‘innovative unit-2 of the Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant-2’ for the first-time supplied electricity to the national grid.
The VVER-1200 reactor was brought to the minimum controlled power level on 22 March. On May 1, 2019 it reached a capacity of 240 MW. It is located in southwest Russia. it reached a capacity of 240 MW. It is located in southwest Russia. Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant-2 Unit 2 will be the third VVER-1200 to be commissioned, following Novovoronezh NPP-2 Unit 1 and Leningrad NPP-2 Unit 1.
VVER-1200 is a flagship nuclear reactor and core product of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation. Being an evolution of VVER-1000 reactors that were built in Iran (Bushehr), India (Kudankulam) and China (Tianwan), the new design features improved performance across all parameters.