Nuclear Power

01 Jun 2020

Belarusian Nuke Plant Wraps up Nuclear Inspection before Fuel Loading

01 Jun 2020  by New Europe Online/KG   

The incoming inspection of the nuclear fuel or so-called fuel assemblies of the first core for Unit 1 reactor has been completed at the Belarusian nuclear power plant, Russian state atomic corporation Rosatom said in a press release.

The incoming inspection was carried out by experts of the Belarusian NPP in the presence of representatives of Rosatom, which is the general designer and general contractor. Each stage was supervised by officials of the State Atomic Regulator of Belarus.

According to Rosatom, during the acceptance procedure, the specialists checked the accompanying documentation, the external condition of the containers, the integrity of the technical means of the fuel assemblies access indication the instrumental control of the fuel assemblies. As a result, the inspectors signed the certificate confirming the proper quality of the supplied fuel.

Belarus Deputy Energy Minister Mikhail Mikhadyuk was quoted as saying at the press release that the specialists of the Belarusian NPP transported fuel to the storage facility with due care and diligence and carried out the fuel incoming inspection at a high professional level.

All fuel assemblies will be kept in the fresh fuel storage facility before being loaded into the reactor of Unit 1.

The Belarusian NPP with two VVER-1200 with the total capacity of 2,400 MW is being built in Ostrovets, Belarus. The first Belarusian NPP is based on the Russian Gen 3+ design which fully complies with the international standards and safety recommendations of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

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