Russia’s Rostov-3 Reaches Construction Milestones

Posted by NucNet on 7 March 2014 in NucNet

The welding of pipes for the emergency core cooling system (ECCS) has been completed and the pressuriser installed at Unit 3 of Russia’s Rostov nuclear power station, Rosenergoatom, the nuclear power station operations subsidiary of state nuclear company Rosatom, has said.

After the completion of work on the ECCS systems, work on the washing of all reactor systems with chemically demineralised water will begin.

Rosenergoatom also said final assembly of the reactor will be done in the second quarter of 2014 and the unit is scheduled to be commissioned in 2014.

Rostov nuclear station has two commercially operational power units, Rostov-1 and -2, of the VVER-1000 design with a net capacity of 1,000 megawatts. Rostov-3 and -4 are both VVER-1000 units under construction since 2009 and 2010 respectively.