Rosenergoatom JSC, a part of Rosatom’s Electric Power Division, has secured operating license for the unit 1 of Kola nuclear power plant (NPP) in Russia, from Rostekhnadzor.


Image: The Kola power plant. Photo: courtesy of The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM.

The Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service issued a license for the operation of Kola NPP power unit No 1 for the next 15 years, until 6 July, 2033.

“At this moment the scheduled preventive maintenance at the 1st unit continues. All repairs are aimed at increasing the level of safety and extending the lifespan of the equipment at its additional operation period”, Vladimir Matveev, the Chief Engineer of the NPP, emphasized.

On 29 June, 2018, Kola NPP celebrated its 45th anniversary. The Plant works reliably and efficiently, remaining an environmentally friendly enterprise and providing Murmansk Oblast and the Republic of Karelia with electric energy. From the moment of its commissioning the NPP has generated more than 414 billion kWh of electric power

Kola NPP is a branch of Rosenergoatom JSC (a part of Rosatom’s largest division – the Electric Power Division). The Plant is situated 200 km South of Murmansk at the shore of Lake Imandra. It generates about 60% of Murmansk Oblast electric power. It has 4 power units with VVER reactors with capacity of 440 MW each. Kola NPP is the supplier of electric power for Murmansk Oblast and Karelia.

Source: Company Press Release