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7 Jun 2017

Belarusian NPP undergoes comprehensive inspection by domestic regulator

Belarusian nuclear power plantMINSK, 7 June (BelTA) – A regular comprehensive inspection of the construction works at the site of the Belarusian nuclear power plant (BelNPP) has begun, BelTA learned from the Nuclear and Radiation Safety Department of the Belarusian Emergencies Ministry (Gosatomnadzor).

The comprehensive inspection of BelNPP’s power-generating units No.1 and No.2 will run until 16 June.

The inspection aims to assess the compliance of the works with the regulatory requirements, including the technical regulations of the Republic of Belarus, that regulate the construction and commissioning of the BelNPP.

In addition to the comprehensive inspections of the BelNPP construction site, Gosatomnadzor specialists and other control agencies provide constant oversight of the plant.

The commission that is conducting the current comprehensive inspection is led by Maksim Mazurenko, the head of the Division for Surveillance of Nuclear and Radiation Safety of Nuclear Installations at Gosatomnadzor. It includes representatives of such oversight bodies as Gosatomnadzor, the State Committee for Standardization, and also the state sanitary control agencies.

The decisions regarding the comprehensive inspection, its time frame, chief supervisor, membership of the commission, and the aspects subject to inspection were made by the working group for the coordination of oversight of the construction works at the BelNPP site.

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). The first power-generating unit will be commissioned in 2019, the second – in 2020.

 

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