Kola NPP has received an operating license for the 1st power unit from Rostekhnadzor

On 6 July, 2018, the Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service issued a license for the operation of Kola NPP power unit No 1 for the next 15 years, until 6 July, 2033.

“At this moment the scheduled preventive maintenance at the 1st unit continues. All repairs are aimed at increasing the level of safety and extending the lifespan of the equipment at its additional operation period”, Vladimir Matveev, the Chief Engineer of the NPP, emphasized.

On 29 June, 2018, Kola NPP celebrated its 45th anniversary. The Plant works reliably and efficiently, remaining an environmentally friendly enterprise and providing Murmansk Oblast and the Republic of Karelia  with electric energy.

As of 9 July the Plant’s power units No 2 and No 3 are in operation. The power unit No 1 shut down for scheduled preventive repair. The power unit No 4 in reserve

In accordance with the dispatch schedule the load is 860 MW. 

From the moment of its commissioning the NPP has generated more than 414 billion kWh of electric power.

The radiation situation in the area of Kola NPP and in 30 kilometer control area does not differ from the natural background. The level of the radiation background in the area of Kola NPP is within 0.08-0.1 mSv/h (microSievert per hour).

The latest update on the radiation situation near Russian NPPs and other facilities of the nuclear power industry can be seen at www.russianatom.ru

Kola NPP is a branch of Rosenergoatom JSC (a part of Rosatom’s largest division – the Electric Power Division). The Plant is situated 200 km South of Murmansk at the shore of Lake Imandra. It generates about 60% of Murmansk Oblast electric power. It has 4 power units with VVER reactors with capacity of 440 MW each. Kola NPP is the supplier of electric power for Murmansk Oblast and Karelia.

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