A substation will help deliver electricity from a Belarusian nuclear power plant to the national power grid.
A commemorative stone was placed at the 330 kV Molodechno substation on March 3, according to BelTA. The substation will deliver power from the plant once it is commissioned to the Minsk power grid. The system will use 1,000 km of 330 kV high-voltage power lines in Minsk Oblast, Grodno Oblast and Vitebsk Oblast, the article said. A total of four substations will be reconstructed and 330 kV cells will be built in Minsk, Ross, Stolbtsy and Smorgon. A 330 kV transformer substation will be built in Vitebsk Oblast, and a second auto transformer will be built at the 330 kV substation in Smorgon.
Belarus signed a loan agreement in November 2011 with China to build the nuclear power plant. 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. North China Power Engineering Co. is the contractor on the project.
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