Rostov Nuclear Power Plant (Russian: Ростовская АЭС) is located at the lower reaches of the Don River in Rostov Oblast, Russia, in the town of Volgodonsk in Rostov City. Therefore it is also called Volgodonsk Nuclear Power Plant. This nuclear power plant has a total of 4 reactors and currently has an installed capacity of 3,922 MW.
The construction of the No. 1 reactor of the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant began in 1977, but after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the project was interrupted and was completed and put into use in 2001. The construction of the No. 2 reactor began in 1983 and was completed in 2010.
In December 2015, the third unit was connected to the grid for the first time. Unit 4 conducted its first critical test on December 7, 2017, and was put into commercial operation on September 28, 2018. Units 3 and 4 are upgraded VVER-1000/320 subtypes.
The three reactors owned and operated by Rosenergoatom have a net capacity of 950MW, while the remaining reactors have a net capacity of 1,011MW. Rostov is considered to be the revival of the Russian nuclear industry after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Rostov 1: September 1, 1981
Rostov 2: May 1, 1983
Rostov 3: September 15, 2009
Rostov 4: June 16, 2010
Rostov 1: December 25, 2001
Rostov 2: December 10, 2010
Rostov 3: September 17, 2015
Rostov 4: September 28, 2018
Rostov Nuclear Power Plant Data
- Eastern Europe
- In use
- Official name
- Ростовская атомная электростанция
- Other name
- Volgodonsk Nuclear Power Plant, Волгодонская АЭС
- Volgodonsk, Rostov Oblast, Russia
- Installed capacity
- 3922 MW
- Units operational
- 3 x 1,000 MW, 1 x 1,030 MW
- Reactor type
- Reactor supplier
- Cooling source
- Don River
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