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Unit 4 of Russia's Beloyarsk NPP launched at full capacity

The first startup of the power unit took place in 2015

YEKATERINBURG, August 17. /TASS/. The Beloyarsk NPP (located in the Sverdlovsk Region, Middle Urals) has commissioned at full capacity its fast-breeder power unit No 4, the plant’s press service told TASS on Wednesday.

"On Wednesday, the power unit was launched at its 100% capacity," the press service said.

Back on August 15, the plant’s press service told TASS that power unit No 4 (BN-800) resumed its operation after all preparations of the equipment for commissioning. While operating at the pilot development stage, the power unit was at its first maintenance since June 27 in compliance with relevant plans.

The first startup of the power unit happened on December 10, 2015, thus launching gradual stepping up of its power generation capacity, testing of equipment and systems at various levels of capacity and different operating conditions.

The Beloyarsk NPP was put into operation in April 1964. Its first thermal breed reactors of the AMB-100 and AMB-200 types were halted as their service life is over. Currently, the fast breed reactor BN-600 with the power generation capacity of 600 Megawatts is operating at the NPP.