30-years old “Chernobyl type” reactor to get upgrade next year

Publish date: November 29, 2004

Leningrad NPP plans to complete upgrade of the second reactor unit.

According to the Leningrad NPP’s press-release from November 2, the Leningrad nuclear power plant is planning to operate all its four units from 2006 and generate annually 29 billion KWh. The upgrade works on the second unit began at the same time with the first reactor, which was started on October 8 and then suffered emergency shutdown in two days. At the moment all four reactors are in operations with 3,863 GW total load. The Leningrad NPP operates the oldest reactor units of “Chernobyl type” RBMK-1000 with 4GW total capacity.