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11 August 2016, 16:47

Belarusian Energy Ministry notifies Russian side of decision to replace nuclear reactor vessel

MINSK, 11 August (BelTA) – The Belarusian Energy Ministry has sent a notification to inform the Russian side about the decision to replace a reactor pressure vessel of the Belarusian nuclear power plant, the Ministry's press service told BelTA.

According to the source, the interagency commission on building the nuclear power plant in Belarus has decided in favor of replacing the reactor vessel of the Belarusian nuclear power plant. The Energy Ministry has sent the relevant notification to the Russian side.

Belarusian Energy Minister Vladimir Potupchik voiced the decision during the working trip to Tyumen Oblast on 11 August.

The Belarusian nuclear power plant is a project to build a VVER-1200 type nuclear power plant 18km away from Ostrovets, Grodno Oblast. The BelNPP will have two power-generating units with the total output capacity of up to 2,400MW (2x1,200MW).

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