Engineering Division Milestones in 2016 

January

  • Start of works for Kudankulam NPP Units 3&4 (India) was approved.

February

  • To enhance the operating performance, ROSATOM executives adopted a decision to build a Unified Information Space (UIS). The development and implementation of this system was entrusted to JSC ASE EC (the Engineering Division managing company) appointed as an executive company. The construction site of Rostov NPP Unit 4 was chosen as a pilot site for UIS implementation.

May

  • Approval and signing of Appendices to the General Contract for Rooppur NPP construction were finalized (Bangladesh).

June

  • JSC ASE EC became the first Russian company to be awarded the international 3 grade certificate in the area of project, programme and portfolio management based on IPMA Delta model.
  • The Memorandum of Understanding was signed with IBM – Eastern Europe/ Asia company aiming to develop the cooperation in the area of system engineering and design and construction management technologies.
  • Turkey changed legislation relating to simplification of the licensing process, the cooperation was fully revived and promoted in the area of the Akkuyu NPP construction project.
  • The Judgement in the case of the earlier cancelled Russian-Bulgarian Belene NPP Project was awarded by the International Court of Arbitration in Geneva in favour of Atomstroyexport, represented in ASE Group.
  • The Multi-D Project Management System” Project won the international World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE) competition in the “Operational Excellence” category.

July

  • Tenders for the Kozloduy NPP radioactive waste storage facility construction and the Kozloduy NPP Units 1–4 equipment dismantlement project were won by Nukem Technologies on July 07 and 08 respectively as part of the German-Bulgarian and German- Russian Consortia.

August

  • Kudankulam NPP Power unit 2 was connected to the grid system in the Republic of India.
The Novovoronezh NPP Gen III+ reactor-based Power Unit 1 delivered the first 240 MW output to the national grid system and achieved 100% of power.

September

  • The foundation stone ceremony was held at the Bushehr-2 NPP (Iran).
  • Welding of the reactor coolant pipe was completed at the Novovoronezh NPP Power unit 2 within the record-short time (72 days against 96 days at the Rostov NPP).
  • Arrangement of the containment dome was completed at the Belarus NPP Power Unit 1.

October

  • The Units 3&4 the foundation stone ceremony was held at Kudankulam NPP.
  • A PMC-contract is signed to provide the information resource for followingup implementation of BCM “Moscow– Kazan” project (PMC-services) with JSC “Skorostnye Magistrali” – a strategic customer which is the JSC RZD affiliated branch.

December

  • “Lifecycle management, based on Multi-D Technology at Rostov NPP” has won the international CETI AWARD 2016 competition in “Mega-Project Multi- Roadmap Element” category which was brought by FIATECH, one of the globally reputable industrial association.
  • Bulgaria’s National Electricity Company (NEC) repaid its 601.6 mln euro debt on Belene nuclear power plant. The sum was transferred to the account of the JSC ASE in accordance with the International Court of Arbitration.

January 2017

  • Valery Limarenko, President of JSC ASE EC was granted the award of Alexander Nevsky by Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation.
  • Power Unit No. 2 of Kudankulam NPP (India) was brought to 100 % power.

March 2017

  • Power Unit No. 1 of Novovoronezh NPP-2 was brought into commercial operation.
  • Start of the works performed directly at the Bushehr-2 NPP construction site (the Islamic Republic of Iran).

April 2017

  • Signing of the Joint Statement between JSC Atomstroyexport and Nuclear Power Corporation of India representatives regarding final acceptance of Kudankulam NPP power unit No. 1.

The Novovoronezh NPP GenIII+ Reactor-Based Power Unit 1

3,200 MW THERMAL POWER
1,198 MW ELECTRICAL CAPACITY
3,200 MW THERMAL POWER
1,198 MW ELECTRICAL CAPACITY

Team

  • General Designer – JSC Atomenergoproekt
  • General Contractor – Engineering Division
  • Customer – ROSENERGOATOM CONCERN JSC
  • General designer of the reactor – JSC OKB Gidropress
  • Scientific advisor institute – SRC Kurchatov Institute

Project Passport

  • PROJECT – VVER-1200
  • REACTOR TYPE – B 392M
  • QUANTITY OF SOLID RADIOACTIVE WASTE – 50 m3/year
  • POWER CONSUMPTION FOR AUXILIARY NEEDS – 7%

Innovations of NPP-2006 Project

  • VVER-1200 reactor unit of enhanced safety with reactor vessel and SG service life amounting to 60 years.
  • Complex of safety systems with active and passive systems/components as well as severe BDBA management tools.
  • Modern RW treatment technologies.
  • Cooling towers provide closed cooling cycle of process flows in order to minimize impact to the environment.

Safety (Passive and Active Protection)

  • Blast pressure – 30 kPa
  • Rated wind velocity (tornado/hurricane) – 56 m/s
  • Seismic impact as per 3–8 bals (MSK-64 scale)
  • Crush of a airplane of 20 tons at the speed of 200 m/s
  • Flood ratio – 0.01 % (once in 10 000 years)
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