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23 November 2022, 16:34

Completion rate of Belarusian nuclear power plant's second unit past 97%

MINSK, 23 November (BelTA) – The overall completion rate of the second unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant exceeds 97%. Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Piotr Parkhomchik mentioned it at a joint session of the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus on 23 November, BelTA has learned.

According to Piotr Parkhomchik, the overall completion rate of the second unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant is over 97%.

In his words, startup and commissioning of the primary equipment and auxiliary equipment is now in progress. The unit is supposed to be commissioned in Q1 2023.

Piotr Parkhomchik went on saying that the realization of projects meant to enable and improve quality, reliability, safety of electricity and gas provision continues in the energy industry. The construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant is the key project. Since the first unit of the nuclear power plant was connected to the national power grid in November 2020, over 9.5 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity has been generated. It allowed substituting about 2.5 billion m3 of natural gas, the official said.

Scheduled preventive repairs of the first unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant began in April 2022. The unit was reconnected to the power grid on 9 November once the maintenance was over and additional tests were completed. About 200 million kWh of electricity has been generated since then. The first unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant is operating at the designed capacity, Piotr Parkhomchik noted.

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