The term of second power unit of Balakovo nuclear power station extended for another 26 years after major modernization and increase security level. As reported RIA Novosti, the corresponding license issued by Rostekhnadzor.
It should be noted that this is a worldwide practice – the extension of operating NPP power units after the upgrade. A new license of the second unit of the Balakovo nuclear power plant is valid until 2043.
Photo source: BAFS «the Economy today» — Yelena pshennikova
As stated in the message of Department of information and public relations nuclear power plant, in 2012 the specialists of NPP began to study the state of a block, after which they began to carry out large-scale work on its modernization. Specifications and physical parameters were given in compliance with modern requirements and standards. In addition, it has reached such a state of equipment, which will operate normally more than 25 years, the report says the service.
Also the specialists of the NPP stressed that the second unit worked under the project for 30 years. During this period he has developed and issued more than 185 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity.
Photo source: flickr.com — the state Corporation Rosatom
Balakovo NPP is a branch of the electricity division of the state Corporation «Rosatom», concern «Rosenergoatom». It has four power units with upgraded reactors VVER-1000 and provides a quarter of electricity production in the Volga Federal district.