Testing of the equipment and systems of Unit 4 (part of the power division of Rosatom State Corporation – Rosenergoatom Concern OJSC) at 50% power level were completed at Unit 4 of Beloyarskaya NPP on January 29, 2016. Bringing unit into operation at 100% power level is scheduled for 2H 2016.
Grid connection of Unit 4 was conducted on December 10, 2015. It generated more than 40 mln KWh of electric power within 20 days. Currently, the works for the reactor power start-up are being conducted.
The supply agreement for the main equipment of the machine room for the under-construction unit of Beloyarskaya NPP with BN-800 reactor facility was signed between Power Machines and JSC Engineering Company ZIOMAR (part of the machine building division of Rosatom State Corporation – Atomenergomash) in 2007. According to the agreement, Power Machines provided manufacture and delivery of a new steam turbine with 885 MW of power and auxiliary equipment, along with a turbogenerator with 890 MW of power. Besides, Power Machines professionals supervised the installation of the equipment and its pre-commissioning.
Unit 4 of Beloyarskaya NPP with a fast-neutron reactor is an innovative project of Russian nuclear power generation industry. It is based on single-block design using one powerful turbine clustered with hydrogen-free turbogenerator with high performance factor, heating power reserves, and remarkably higher safety level.