The dome of unit 2 of the nuclear power plant under construction in Ostrovets, in the Grodno region of Belarus, has been installed.
The unit is scheduled for start-up in 2020. Atomstroyexport, a subsidiary of ROSATOM, on 1 April installed the RPV of Ostrovets 1, which is scheduled to start up in late 2018-early 2019.
The Ostrovets plant - the first nuclear power plant to be built in Belarus - consists of two VVER-1200 type reactors to give 2340 MWe net capacity on line. Each RPV weighs more than 330 tonnes, is 11 metres long and 4.5m in diameter.