31.05.2019  The Kursk NPP Information and Public Relations Department

The Kursk NPP-2: over 2.38 billion rubles have been invested into the construction of the country’s strongest nuclear power blocks since early 2019

During a regular visit to the Kursk NPP-2, Andrey Petrov, the CEO of the Rosenergoatom Joint-Stock Company, evaluated the progress in the construction of the first and the second 3+ generation Kursk NPP-2 VVER-TOI power blocks.

As of today, the production of steel fiber reinforced concrete panels as retained shuttering has begun at the concreting and shuttering workshop.

‘The first time we will be using these panels is for building the nuclear power blocks. Using steel fiber reinforced concrete panels will help us cut the time lines when erecting the building constructions of the Kursk NPP-2’, Viacheslav Fedyukin, the Kursk NPP director, said.

The first power block of the Kursk NPP-2 is facing preparatory activities for the reactor containment dome pre-load system tendon gallery floor concreting.

As a part of the 2nd power block’s base slab concreting work, the OOO Trest RosSAM team has finised putting the concrete into the fifth section. Totally, over 12 thousand cubic meters of concrete have been placed. Once the concrete is hard enough, the sixth and the last section will be filled in.

The concreting of the 2nd power block’s skeleton walls, which is scheduled for July, will be the next step in the construction following the concreting of the base slab. 

Kursk NPP is a part of Rosenergoatom JSC and is included in the Rosatom Electric Power Division. The Plant is located 40 km south-west from Kursk, on the left bank of the Seim River. The NPP operates four power units with channel RBMK-1000 reactors with a total capacity of 4 million kW. The Plant’s power units were connected to the country's unified power system in 1976, 1979, 1983 and 1985 respectively. In 1994-2009, all existing power units underwent a deep technical modernization. Kursk NPP is the largest source of electric energy in the Central Russian Chernozemie Region. Currently, power units No 1 and No 2 of Kursk NPP-2 replacement plant with a new type of VVER-TOI reactor (water-water standard optimized information power reactor) are under construction.

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