Rosatom will build two more new power units at the Kola NPP with a capacity of 600 MW each, TASS reports with reference to the press service of Rosenergoatom.
The construction of the first block is scheduled for 2028, with commissioning to take place in 2034.
“It is assumed that the Kola NPP-2 will be a two-unit, that is, as a part of two innovative power units of the VVER type with a capacity of 600 MW each with spectral regulation and high safety indicators. Currently, the project is at the stage of preparation for development, ”the concern reports.
According to the director of the Kola NPP, Vasily Omelchuk, the life of the first stage of the Kola NPP ends in 2033 and 2034. The question of the need to replace the units expected to be decommissioned is relevant now, he added.
The Kola NPP, located in the Murmansk Region, includes four power units with VVER-440 reactors. The first two were launched in 1973 and 1974, respectively. The third and fourth power units – in 1981 and 1984. The NPP provides power supply to the northern part of Karelia and more than 50% of consumers on the Kola Peninsula.