The 1st unit with AMB-100 reactor was shut down in 1981, the 2nd with AMB-200 – in 1989.
3rd unit Type of reactor
BN-600 Capacity, MW
600 Date of launch
08.04.80 Electricity production, mln KWh
3,835.4 For own needs, %
7.55 Length of service, effective days
266 Capacity factor, %
Presently, the plant has one fast-breeder reactor with an electric capacity of 600 MW. It was launched in 1980 and is the first industrial fast-breeder reactor in the world.
The experience of 3rd unit of Beloyarsk NPP is a good basis for the further development of fast-breeder reactors. The unit is a prototype of bigger units with BN-800 reactors.
A comfortable modern city has been built for the constructors and employees of Beloyarsk NPP on the shore of a lake amidst picturesque pine woods. The city has a college that trains nuclear power engineers.