27.01.2014
According to data by Rosenergoatom, Russia’s state nuclear power company, the production capacity of the plant is now 1663 MW, the most powerful level in 20 years.

The production record comes as all the plant’s four reactors are in operation at the same time, the company informs in a press release.

The production high at the Kola NPP will not be well perceived by environmentalists who see the plant as a major risk factor for the regional population and environment.

The Kola NPP is located 200 km south of the City of Murmansk. It has two VVER-440/230 reactor model from respectively 1973 and 1975, as well as two VVER-440/213 reactors from 1982 and 1984 respectively. The plant accounts for about 60 percent of demands in Murmansk Oblast and also provides power to the neighboring Republic of Karelia.

As previously reported, Russian authorities are planning the construction of a new NPP which can replace the aging plant. The new Kola NPP-2 will have two new reactors of the newest VVER-1200 model, each with a capacity of 1,150 MW. That is nearly three times the capacity of today’s operating reactors.


Official source - http://barentsobserver.com/
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