Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

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.

Rostov Nuclear Power Plant
Rostov Nuclear Power Plant

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.

Ростовская атомная электростанция
Ростовская атомная электростанция

4 Reactors

Construction date

Rostov 1: September 1, 1981

Rostov 2: May 1, 1983

Rostov 3: September 15, 2009

Rostov 4: June 16, 2010

Commission date

Rostov 1: December 25, 2001

Rostov 2: December 10, 2010

Rostov 3: September 17, 2015

Rostov 4: September 28, 2018

Volgodonsk Nuclear Power Plant
Volgodonsk Nuclear Power Plant

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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