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12 August 2020, 14:45



Construction of the Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant began in July 2011. The first stage of the industrial base of the BelNPP, the so-called launch site with administrative and household premises, was put into operation then.

The total output capacity is 2,400MW.

The Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant will:

- satisfy more than 30% of domestic electricity needs;

- substitute 4.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year;

- reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by more than 7 million tonnes per year;

- ensure innovative economic development and promote advanced technologies;

- create 2,500 new jobs.

The Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant uses the Russian design AES-2006 with a VVER reactor, which is the safest:

- a reinforced shell able to protect the reactor from a hurricane, an earthquake and even an aircraft crash;

- a double containment shell, a four-level protection, to prevent a possible release of radiation into the air.

A total of 190 nuclear power plants operate in 31 countries.

NPPs produce some 11% of the world's electricity.

According to the IAEA, the global NPP output capacity may double by 2050.

Source: The Energy Ministry.

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