Novovoronezh NPP was visited by the winners of the video contest from African countries

The visit of an innovative power unit No 1 of Novovoronezh NPP-2 has become the main prize of the contest organized by the Communication Department of Rusatom – Intenational Network. The video contest was held in the social network Facebook.

In their works the participants had to dispel myths about nuclear energy and tell about the advantages of nuclear technologies in 90 seconds in a free form.

The subscribers of Rosatom Africa in Facebook choose the winners by voting. Altogether, the contest got more than 50,000 views in the internet. The students from Kenia, the RSA, and Tanzania won the contest.
“Many people in Africa do not have an access to electric energy and that’s why I want that it was available for everyone. I wanted to show people that nuclear energy and new technologies give unquestionable advantages in this field”, the student from University of Pretoria, Tanzanian Masamaki Isenge Masanja told.

Taking into consideration the public interest in nuclear power technologies the delegation included the African countries’ media. The guest visited the key facilities of the Plant, including the Plant’s control room and turbine island of the power unit No 1 of Novovoronezh NPP-2, and in the Training Centre the members of the delegation could ask the specialists any questions they were interested in.

The Novovoronezh nuclear power plant is a branch of the JSC "Concern Rosenergoatom". The station is located on the bank of the Don River in 42 km to the south of Voronezh. It is the Russia's first nuclear power plant with VVER reactors (water-to-water power reactors of case type with regular water under pressure). Each of five reactors of the station can be a main one – a prototype of serial power reactors: the power unit No. 1 with the VVER-210 reactor, the power unit No. 2 with the VVER-365 reactor, the No. 3, 4 power units with the VVER-440 reactors, the power unit No. 5 with the VVER-1000 reactor. The first power unit was launched in 1964, the second – in 1969, third – in 1971, fourth – 1972, fifth – 1980. There are three power units (power units No.1, 2 were stopped in 1984 and 1990 respectively) in work at the moment.

The power units Nos 1 and 2 were stopped in 1984 and 1990, respectively. The power unit No 3 was stopped in 2016 for decommissioning activities. The power unit No 1 of Novovoronezh NPP-2 was commissioned on 27 February, 2017. The power unit No 2 of Novovoronezh NPP-2 is in the middle of construction and installation works; its commissioning is planned for 2018.

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