Preparations for the construction of the Smolensk NPP-2

"As the dropout three blocks of the Smolensk nuclear power plant we have to introduce an adequate number of replacement facilities. Everyone understands that the construction does not begin with a wave of a magic wand, "- said General Director of JSC" Concern Rosenergoatom "Evgeny Romanov.

According to him, it is necessary to ensure a high degree of readiness for the start of construction of the Smolensk NPP-2

"There should be carried out all the work of the preparatory period. We have to prepare the site, make a project to tie him to the construction site, start to form construction base, identify contractors, builders, hold contests. So by the time we have determined that construction should start, we must have high availability, so that we could do it almost instantly, "- said Evgeny Romanov.

Order on work on the construction of the Smolensk NPP-2 was signed in the state corporation "Rosatom" in December 2012. It is planned to build two modern power generation "3 +" from pressurized water reactors heat output of 3,300 megawatts and 1,255 megawatts of electric power, which has operated in 60-year service life. They are based on — the waste from the point of view of safety, engineering, and technology performance VVER-TOI.
 
"In January 2013, approved the plan of actions based on the order of General Director of the State Corporation for commencement of the project Smolensk NPP-2, — said the director of Smolensk NPP Andrey Petrov. — Their implementation began in April. The main task — in May to conclude the main contract between the design and construction branch "Rosenergoatom" AEP and Moscow on the delivery of a range of works, including the survey, which is scheduled to begin in June. "

The successful implementation of plans in life promotes public support. The regional authorities are highly interested in the construction of Smolensk NPP — 2, as the Smolensk nuclear power — virtually no alternative source of electricity. The share of operating nuclear power plants account for more than 80% of the installed capacity of all power plants in the area, and one of the main sources of tax revenue in the revenue part of the budgets of Smolensk and Desnogorsk.

The new governor of Smolensk NPP region Alexei Ostrovsky has high hopes. During a visit to Desnogorsk in September 2012, he said that the second stage — an enormous prospect for the development of the region, new jobs and opportunities for related industries, socio-economic, infrastructure and innovative development. "There is a place for the building, there is a comfortable living for the city, there is a qualified, next — Power Institute for training. All this is very significant arguments in favor of building new power here, "- said the head of the region.

In October 2012 his order governor approved the declaration of intent to invest in the construction of reactors number 1 and number 2 of the Smolensk Nuclear Power Plant — 2 and gave his consent to their placement in the Smolensk region.

Smolensk NPP is a branch of JSC "Concern Rosenergoatom". SNPP issues in the energy system of the country, on average about 20 billion kilowatt hours of electricity, accounting for about 13% of the energy generated in concern "Rosenergoatom", and more than 80% of that generated power plants of Smolensk region.

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