Kola Nuclear Power Plant at half capacity

Publish date: June 27, 1997

Written by: Igor Kudrik

On June 18 the third reactor at Kola Nuclear Power Plant was put into operation. The reactor installation was under repair for more than 3 months. Now the second reactor shuts down for service.

The second reactor was shut down for maintenance till the beginning of August, reports Murmansk daily Polyarna Pravda.

The first reactor currently operates at 50%, while the forth runs at 100%. The reason for less than 50% output from Kola NPP is explained by the fact that energy consumption is reduced in the summer time.

Kola Nuclear Power Plant operates on four VVER-440 reactors.