IAEA chief: I was helpful to see a completely new Russian nuclear plant

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano, who flew to Moscow on an official visit, got acquainted with the work of Russian scientists at Dubna and the Atomic power engineering at KNPP in Tver region

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In Dubna and Udomlya where this plant is located, Amano flew by helicopter from Rosatom accompanying him on a trip Rosatom State Secretary Nikolai Spassky.

KNPP Director Michael Kanyshev told Amano held on in the fourth unit of KNPP "stress tests" to ensure additional safety of nuclear power units and equipment designed taking into account the lessons of the accident at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1".

Kanyshev explained that the tests were conducted in the priority areas of plant safety and security of its independent sources of power supply, and water supply to the steam generators and boron solution into the reactor. As a result of the stress tests, explained Kanyshev found that even in earthquakes in 5 points and 3.0 in the formation of tornadoes on the Fujita scale, safe work units in a blackout can be continued.

KNPP Director noted that the result was purchased and delivered to the plant auxiliary equipment in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

"Such equipment, tested at Unit 4 of the Kalinin nuclear power plant, purchased and delivered to all Russian nuclear power plants," — said Kanyshev.

Postfukusimskie security work at the Kalinin NPP well

Postfukusimskie security at the Kalinin nuclear power plant are working very well, said the head of the IAEA, Yukiya Amano reporters during a visit to the plant. "It was helpful to see a completely new Russian nuclear plant, I am referring to the fourth unit, as well as blocks built in the 1980s. Want to say that the fourth unit is very modern, it has installed many security systems. Additional feature — on station a large number of diesel generators and pumping systems (postfukusimskih systems.) And we do not just look, and launched it. they launched very quickly and began to work as well as, for example, my personal car "- said Amano.

IAEA chief during his visit to the Kalinin nuclear power plant main control visited the nuclear power plant, inspected a number of new systems and equipment, as well as visited the fishing pond on the cooling plant, which served him soup.

"We have seen and talked with the local population as well as with the nuclear power plant workers. Communication was very enjoyable. Frankly, I liked everything: the ear, and the vodka," — he said.

By 2030, nuclear power in the world will increase by 20 percent

Nuclear power in the world by 2030, as calculated by the IAEA to increase by 20 percent, said Yukiya Amano. In his words, "an increase of 20 percent this — worst-case scenario."

"Under the optimistic scenario — the growth of nuclear power facilities in the world will double," — said the head of the IAEA.

Amano also convinced that "nuclear power should not be a matter only of developed countries such as Russia." He added that "many developing countries want to have nuclear power plants, and they should have access to peaceful nuclear energy."

The head of the IAEA said that "now want to build nuclear power plants, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Vietnam and other countries, and many of them are specialists of Russia." He also added that the path of development of nuclear power want to get Jordan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belarus, Poland and the Czech Republic. A number of these countries for the first time begin to develop nuclear energy, and some of them are just looking to expand their capabilities.

Kalinin nuclear power plant — the largest producer of electricity in the Central part of Russia. The station is located in the north of the Tver region. Through the open switchgear Kalinin nuclear power plant delivers power to the Joint Center for high-voltage grid lines at Tver, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir and Cherepovets. Due to its geographical location, the station provides a high-voltage electricity transit.

Since the beginning of operation of Kalinin NPP generated almost 400 billion kWh of electricity. The installed capacity of Kalinin NPP 4 megawatts. The station consists of two phases. Each includes two power / VVER-1000/1 thousand megawatts of power each.

VVER reactors currently occupy a leading place in the world for high security and reliability of large unit capacity and efficiency. They are built in a number of foreign countries and work effectively and safely.

Based on materials ITAR-TASS.

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