Novovoronezh NPP-2 had configured to starting up mode

    On April 22nd the working visit has been accomplished between the director-general of the State Atomic Energy Corporation «RUSATOM» S.Kirienko, Governor of the Voronezh region A.Gordeev and director-general of a CJSC «Energoatomengineering» V.Kutumov at the Novovoronezh NPP-2 site. The purpose of visit was the site inspection and taking insight view into NPP’s building-up process.

    S.Kirienko, A.Gordeev, V.Kutumov have visited reactor building (containment area of NPP) of energy unit № 1, inspected turbine building structure and gas insulated switchgear (GIS). Director-general of the State Atomic Energy Corporation paid careful attention to main circulation piping (MCP) installation for the first energy block, wherein automatic butt welding had been implemented for the first time ever. It was observed, that works are to be completed ahead of schedule. «The way works are going, we are planning to reach the objective for the welding jobs and installation of MCP, moreover not only for sites within the Russia area, but also for nuclear powered industry in broader terms», - emphasised Sergei Kirienko.

    After the building site had been inspected, CEO «RUSATOM» held consultations, wherein the aspects over building-up of the power plant have been discussed. Among others, there was discussion over investment program execution, implementation plan for the installation and start-up works at the energy unit № 1, qualified personnel density, supply compliance.

    All in all, director-general of the State Atomic Energy Corporation has been satisfied with the progress at the site, however rigorous tasks had been entrusted over the schedule compliance. «The year ahead for the plant to be started up, to which prior attention is given. We will demand total efficiency. Provided all reasonable resources, we are able to accomplish running-up to first criticality of Novovoronezh NPP-2», - emphasised Sergei Kirienko.