Volgodonsk nuclear power plant
Following the Volgodonsk nuclear power plant expansion project in 2008, Stroytransgaz signed a contract to construct facilities at new energy blocks No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4. Rosenergoatom is customer for the project.
As provided in the contract with the general contractor for construction, Nizhegorod engineering company Atomenergoproekt, Stroytransgaz will perform the following:
Work was completed in 2010.
The Volgodonsk nuclear power plant is located on the left bank of the Tsimlyansk reservoir in the lower stream of the Don River near Volgodonsk, Rostov Oblast. At capacity of 1000 MW per year, the plant is the largest producer of electric power in the Yuzny Federal Okrug.
The first stone for the plant’s construction site was laid on October 28, 1977. Energy block No. 1 of the Volgodonsk nuclear power plant entered exploitation on December 25, 2001. The station has a water-cooled power reactor, one of the safest and most widely used reactors in the nuclear power industry.
The federal target program Development of the Nuclear Energy Industry of Russia, provides for commissioning of energy blocks No. 3 and No. 4 in 2014 and 2016, respectively, after commissioning of No. 2.