NPP-2006 is a model project of Russian nuclear power plant of new generation "3+" with improved technical-economic parameters. The goal is to attain enhanced safety and efficiency with optimized capital investments. The capacity of the reactor is 1150MW (with possibility of raise to 1200MW), the capacity factor is 92%, the period between refuelings is 24 months.

In terms of safety, the project complies with all national scientific-technical criteria and IAEA recommendations. The key peculiarity of the project is use of passive safety systems in addition to traditional active systems. The reactor can stand strong earthquake, tsunami, hurricane, falling plane. The key improvements are double containment, trap for melted core, passive afterheat removal system. The project is based on WWER-type reactor, which has long proved its efficiency and safety. 

Several working groups are taking part in the project: representatives of Gidropress, Afrikantov OKBM, Kurchatov Institute, Energoatom, Atomstroyexpiort, Moscow, St.Petersburg and Nizhniy Novgorod Atomenergoproekts, VNIIAES. They are applying the best practices and solutions of the previous projects (NPP U-87, NPP-91, NPP-92, U-87/92), Tianwan NPP (China) and Kudankulam NPP (India).

The project is already underway: Novovoronezh NPP-2 (general designer is Atomenergoproekt Moscow) and Leningrad NPP-2 (general designer is Atomenergoproekt St.Petersburg). Competitive approach is supposed to produce optimal solutions.