Nuclear Power

30 Dec 2020

Belarus Saves Some $750,000 per Day on Natural Gas Thanks to Nuclear Power Plant Launch

30 Dec 2020  by   

Thanks to the launch of the first unit of the nuclear power plant Belarus saves about $750,000 per day on buying natural gas. Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko made the statement as he visited Belaruskali on 29 December, BelTA has learned.

The official said: “Thanks to the connection of the first unit to the power grid and the conservation of a certain volume of natural gas the country saves about $750,000 per day.”

Roman Golovchenko pointed out that pilot commercial operation of the first unit is in progress now, with the reactor unit operating at roughly 75% of its output capacity. “But we already substitute a certain volume of natural gas and save such a sum for the country,” he stated.

The Belarusian nuclear power plant is being built near Ostrovets, Grodno Oblast using the Russian design AES-2006 featuring two VVER-1200 reactors with the total output capacity of 2,400MW.

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