The Ministry of Energy of Belarus spoke about the readiness of the second power unit of the BelNPP

The second power unit of the Belarusian NPP is 98% ready, the press service of the country’s Ministry of Energy reported on February 23.

Belarusian NPP

Belarusian NPP

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“In the second half of 2023, the second power unit is planned to be put into commercial operation”the message says.

According to the Belarusian authorities, preparations are being completed for launching a chain reaction and bringing the reactor to the minimum controllable level – 1% of power. Upon successful completion of all work, a transition to the power start-up of the unit will follow.

Recall that the Belarusian nuclear power plant is located near the town of Astravets. BelNPP consists of two power units with a capacity of 1,200 MW each. In 2021, the first power unit was put into commercial operation.


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