The staff of the Leningrad NPP-2 began loading nuclear fuel into the reactor of the new power unit. This was reported by the press service of the concern "Rosenergoatom".
So the unit began the so-called stage of the physical start-up. Only the VVER-1200 reactor will load the 163 fuel assemblies with nuclear fuel. The researchers then launch it self-sustaining controlled nuclear chain reaction — the start, and then hold the power start-up — the issuance of a unit of electricity in the network, trial operation and complex testing of the unit at rated power. All this planning to perform in the course of this year.
Regardie took custody of the power unit No. 2 of Leningrad NPP-2 in anticipation of the beginning of loading of nuclear fuel in its reactor, the Agency said the information and public relations of the LNPP.
Start loading nuclear fuel into the reactor is scheduled for mid-July, the report says. This will be the start of the so-called stage of physical start-up of the unit. Then followed the beginning of a controlled self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction in the reactor - the actual physical start, then energy start - start the issuance of a unit of electricity in the network, trial operation and complex testing of the unit. Commissioning of power unit No. 2 of Leningrad NPP-2 into commercial operation is scheduled for 2021.
Concern Rosenergoatom (the operator of all nuclear power plants in Russia, included in the state Corporation "Rosatom") denied reports by several foreign media, including the Ukrainian, about the incident at unit 2 of the Leningrad nuclear power plant.
According to these publications, supposedly last Saturday in the turbine building of the second unit of LNPP radioactive steam.