During the visit, Alexey Likhachev witnessed the progress of the most important stage of the start-up and commissioning work - the «hot» trials of the reactor, assessed the readiness of the start-up facilities.
He also held a working meeting with the participation of the Customer (PMM Belarusian NPP) and the general contractor, where the sides discussed current issues in the implementation of the Belarusian NPP Unit 2 construction project.
Alexey Likhachev said summing up the visit results:
- As of today, the unit is 87% ready, and we are on track to complete the construction of the 2nd power unit
- As in the construction of Unit 1, we are increasing cooperation and the efficiency of joint work of Russian and Belorussian specialists
- Soon, the process of reactor «hot» testing will be completed
- Its main goal is to confirm the readiness of the equipment and systems of the power unit for the physical start-up stage, which is scheduled for this year
The Russian Generation III + project was chosen for the 1st NPP in Belarus.
It fully complies with international safety standards and recommendations of the IAEA.