Today Russia is leading in new nuclear construction abroad. The State Corporation Rosatom is constructing 36 new reactors in foreign countries, in addition to 8 new power units under construction in Russia.
Competitive strength of Russian proposals can be attributed to advanced technologies and newest know-how developed by Russian scientists and designers. All design projects meet modern international requirements and the IAEA recommendations. The projects proposed for construction are based on up-to-date reactor installations of up-graded VVER design (Russian water-water pressurized power reactor) that has many-year good performance account. Russian NPP construction projects are G III reactors equipped with active and passive safety systems. Successful operation on international markets confirms good competitive ability of Russian nuclear technologies: in 2014 Rosatom’s package of foreign orders exceeded 100 bln dollars. About us
State-of-the-art technology and advanced safety systems coupled with conformity to IAEA requirements provide a solid competitive edge for Russian offerings on the international market:
Preparation for construction of Rooppur NPP, the country's first nuclear power plant
Location: 160 km away from Dhaka on the eastern bank of the Ganges, Pabna District
Project specifications: Construction of two power units with VVER reactors (2,4 GW total capacity) is in preparation to be launched in 2017. Comissioning is scheduled for 2022 and 2023. Apart from NPP construction and commissioning, Russia will construct all required infrastructure facilities. In 2013, the Nuclear Power Information Centre was opened in Dhaka to raise public awareness of the nuclear project.
Construction of Belarusian NPP
Location: Astravyets, Belarus
Project specifications: 2 power units with VVER-1200 (PWR) reactors; 2,400 MW total capacity Construction of the first power unit was launched on November 06, 2013. Commissioning of the power units is scheduled for 2018 and 2020. The NPP-2006 design was selected for the first Belarusian NPP since it fully complies with IAEA requirements.
Stage 2 construction of Tianwan NPP (power units 3 and 4)
Project specifications: Two more power units with VVER-1000 reactors (2,100 MW total capacity) are currently under construction.
Hanhikivi-1 NPP construction
Location: Pyhajoki, Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland
Project specifications: In December 2013 ROSATOM companies’ representatives and Finnish partners signed a pack of documents concerning implementation of the construction project of single-unit Hanhikivi-1 NPP with VVER-1200 reactor. The plant is to be located near the village of Pyhajoki in Northern Ostrobothnia. Hanhikivi-1 construction is managed by JSC Rusatom Energy International (former name of JSC Rusatom Overseas). Its subsidiary, RAOS Project Oy, is the principal project contractor. JSC ATOMPROEKT (Group of Companies ASE) is the architect general of Hanhikivi-1 NPP. OKB GIDROPRESS produces documentation of the reactor engineering design. JSC CONCERN TITAN-2 is the main subcontractor for Hanhikivi-1 NPP. It also builds Leningrad Phase II in Sosnovy Bor, which is the reference plant for Hanhikivi-1 NPP. ROSATOM’s share in the project is 34%. ROSATOM will provide debt financing of ˆ5 billion, of which up to ˆ2.4 billion will come from the National Wellbeing Fund of Russia. At the present time, the pre-construction phase goes on schedule on the Hanhikivi-1 site; the schedule has been approved by the plant customer, Fennovoima. The sea port bottom was deepened. Drill and blast operations are under way and soil removal is carried out to build the foundation pit. Dust content, noise level and vibration in the pit excavation and stone-crushing operations are controlled. Also, drain water from the sedimentation pool and seawater in the construction site territory is monitored. Fennovoima is expected to get the NPP construction license in 2018. The major construction of the plant is planned to start in 2018 and its commercial operation is slated for 2024.
Stage 2 construction of Paks II
Location: Paks, Tolna county, Hungary
Project specifications: At the present time, built to Soviet design, Paks NPP operates four power units with VVER-440 reactors. In 2009 the Hungarian Parliament approved construction of two new power units at NPP. In December 2014 ROSATOM and MVM (Hungary) signed the contract for construction of new power units of the plant. In May that year Russia and Hungary signed the agreement concerning provision of a ˆ10 billion loan for Paks construction completion. Pals Phase II is planned as two power units (Units 5 and 6); they will be built to VVER-1200 design (basic design is AES-2006). JSC ATOMPROEKT is the principal contractor. It is planned to start construction in 2018.