Russian nuclear unit to begin commissioning in December

Caption: Novovoronezh nuclear power plant


A 1,200-MW nuclear reactor in Russia is slated to attain criticality in September.
The sixth unit at the Novovoronezh nuclear power plant is expected to be connected to the power grid in December, an official with nuclear corporation Rosatom said in the Times of India. The seventh unit at the plant is expected to come online in 2017. Both units are VVER-1200 units, which are similar to Rosatom’s VVER-1000 reactor.
The first two units at the power plant have been shut down, and the third and fourth units will be shut down soon, the article said. The fifth unit is a 1,000-MW VVER-1000 prototype.
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