Novovoronezh NPP was visited by documentarians from the Republic of South Africa

On 28 August, 2018 Novovoronezh NPP (NV NPP) was visited by the representatives of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) of the Republic of South Africa (RSA). The camera crew consisting of 2 people arrived to Russia for the creation of documental film about the history of the world’s nuclear power.

“Novovoronezh NPP is the first nuclear power plant in my life. Now I am sure that it’s absolutely safe here, and I’ve seen no radiation pollution. Our film will start with the archival footage of the World War II, and will end with the footage of modern NPPs where atom is peaceful. This is what I’d like to show in our documental film”, the producer and director Joseph Everard Oesi Dikhutsho said.

The media representatives of the RSA carried out the filming at the full-scale simulator, in the turbine island, and in the unit’s control room (UCR) of the innovative power unit No 1 of Novovoronezh NPP-2 (power unit No 6 of Novovoronezh NPP). The special attention was paid to the filming of the plant’s personnel work.

Joseph Everard Oesi Dikhutsho has been engaged in documental film for 45 years. During the creation of the film about the nuclear power he will also visit France, USA, Japan, and South Korea. The completion of the filming is scheduled for the end of 2018.

For reference. South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) was founded in 1927. It is the only public broadcaster of the RSA. It is broadcast from Johannesburg. It is the associate member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

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There is Koeberg NPP at the territory of the RSA. It was built in 1984. At the Koeberg NPP there are two reactors of the French type CP1 PWR with a total capacity of 1,880 MW. Koeberg NPP is the only nuclear power plant both in the RSA and African continent.

Novovoronezh NPP is a branch of Rosenergoatom JSC (a part of the largest Division of Rosatom State Corporation – Electric Power Division). The Plant is situated on the River Don bank 42 km South of Voronezh. This is the first NPP of Russia with VVER type reactors (Water-Water Power Reactors of containment type with water under pressure). Three reactors of the Plant are the main ones – the prototypes of the serial power reactors. The first power unit was commissioned in 1964, the second one - in 1969, the third one – in 1971, the fourth one – in 1972, and the fifth one – in 1980.

The power units No 1 and No 2 were shut down in 1984 and 1990, respectively. The power unit No 3 was shut down in 2016 for the decommissioning events. The power unit No 4 was shut down for modernization works. The power unit No 1 of Novovoronezh NPP-2 was commissioned on 27 February, 2017. The power unit No 2 is in the stage of commissioning works.

The latest information about radiation situation near Russian NPPS and other nuclear power facilities can be seen at www.russianatom.ru

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