A PHYSICAL START-UP HAS STARTED AT A POWER UNIT WITH REACTOR PLANT VVER-1000 DESIGNED AT OKB “GIDROPRESS”
On 18 August 2017 a stage “Physical start-up” has started at the 3rd power unit of Tianvan NPP (China Public Republic). A first fuel assembly of TVS-2M series (designed at OKB “GIDROPRESS”) is loaded into the the 3rd power unit reactor. The third power unit (so as the first and the second ones) is equipped with a reactor plant with VVER-1000 reactor designed at OKB “GIDROPRESS”. The first load began after performing the preoperational and adjusting works in the frame of which the following work was carried out: revision and assessment of technical conditions of the reactor, internals and other main equipment after the reactor plant cold-hot running; completion of preoperational works; preparation of fuel handling equipment, other systems and equipment of objects of NPP power unit to the beginning of nuclear fuel loading into the reactor. OKB “GIDROPRESS” is the author of all reactor plant designs with VVER-type reactor.