Nuclear power reactor work in Belarus begins

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Work on a nuclear power reactor in Belarus is underway.

According to the Belarusian Telegraph Agency, Energomashspetsstal, a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear energy corporation Rosatom, has shipped the first intermediate products of the reactor shell and the reflection shield for the reactor, the article said. Energomashspetsstal will make a total of 12 intermediates for the unit, while AEM Technologies will build the reactor shell.

The manufacturing is expected to be completed in early 2014, with completion of the first reactor scheduled for November 2018. The plant will use the AES-2006 plant design, which uses two VVER-1200 water-cooled reactors at a capacity of 1,200 MW each.

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