Posted: 21.03.2023 14:42:00

Energy Ministry: Belarus’ nuclear power plant meets highest safety requirements

The Deputy Energy Minister, Mikhail Mikhadyuk, noted that the Belarusian nuclear plant meets the highest safety requirements during his meeting with a delegation of the State Duma of Russia headed by the Chairman of the Energy Committee, Pavel Zavalny

As informed by the Energy Ministry’s press service, Mr. Mikhadyuk stressed that the Russian AES 2006 project implemented in Belarus with water-water reactors of the ‘three plus’ generation is the most advanced one globally and enjoys the greatest demand. “Last year, five nuclear power plant units (out of seven under construction) were built in the world according to this project,” he said.

In particular, active and passive safety systems have been implemented at the Belarusian NPP. According to Mr. Mikhadyuk, each power unit has four independent safety systems, and they ensure a full guarantee of reliable operation of the equipment.

"Taking into account the experience gained after the Fukushima accident, Belarus has provided additional safety measures, and mobile diesel generators have been installed at each power unit," the Energy Ministry emphasised.

In turn, Mr. Zavalny noted a significant contribution of the project to strengthening the country's energy security. He also drew attention to the use of the latest technologies at the Belarusian nuclear power plant.