Another VVER-1200 reactor connected to the grid

Rosenergoatom, the electric power division of Russian nuclear corporation Rosatom, reported that Unit 1 of the Leningrad NPP-2 was synchronised to the grid and began generating electricity. The VVER-1200 reactor belongs to the most powerful series of Russian-designed pressurised water power reactors and is the company’s second Gen III+ reactor to be connected to the grid.  The company says the thermal capacity of the VVER-1200 reactor was raised to 35% of the nominal value, and the K-1200-6,8/50 high-speed turbine was successfully put into rotation at 3000 rpm. The new Leningrad NPP power unit was connected to the grid at a minimum level of electric power of 240 MW and successfully operated in this mode for four hours as prescribed by the programme. During this time, it generated about 1 million kWh of electricity.

Contact Ryan Collyer, Rosatom Africa, Tel 011 784-2554,


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