In Russia today there are 10 nuclear power plants with a total of 31 operating reactors. In 2004 these reactors produced some 21.740 MWe. Seven of the reactors have recently been granted a prolonged enginnered life span of 15 years. This means that intended engineered life spans on aged reactors can increase from their 30 year intended term of service to 45 years.
Nizhniy Novgorod AtomEnergoProekt has won the tender as principal contractor for the construction of the third and fourth reactors at the Volgodonsk nuclear power plant in Russia. The company has also completed assembling the initial reactor for Russia's first floating nuclear power plant.comments
The Leningrad NPP’s chief engineer Oleg Chernikov was fired from the top position after the commission from the Russian Energoatom concern found the reasons for the plant’s malfunctions in January.comments
Supporters of the proposed Nizhny Novgorod NPP (about 300 km east from Moscow) believe the region could sell the energy to the neighbouring regions.comments
Comments to the yearly report by the Russian industrial safety oversight agency Rostekhnadzor and ruminations on whether there is any logic to be found in the state nuclear corporation Rosatom’s actions.comments