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November 12, 2021

Kursk II – 4, Russia

By Carmen

Kursk II – 4 is a 1,255MW nuclear reactor planned in Kursk, Russia. The nuclear reactor is currently in permitting stage. Post completion of the construction, the plant proponent is expected to achieve the first power from the reactor in 2030 and is planned for commissioning in the same year.

PID Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Main Contractor
600 Nuclear 1,255 1,255 Permitting Kursk, Russia Atomstroyexport

Description

Kursk II – 4 is a Generation III+ nuclear reactor being developed by Atomstroyexport, the main contractor for the project.

The 1,255MW reactor is currently owned and will be operated by Rosenergoatom Concern.

Kursk II – 4 is a type of PWR reactor. It will feature 163 fuel assemblies in the core of reactor, the place where fission occurs and energy is released. The project cost is expected to be around $3,817.71m.

Development Status

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Post completion of construction, the reactor is planned to get commission in 2030.

Contractors Involved

Atomstroyexport is expected to be the architect engineer for the reactor.

About Atomstroyexport

Atomstroyexport (ASE) is an engineering company of State Corporation, Rosatom. The company designs and constructs nuclear power facilities. It is an export-import company that helps foreign customers in constructing and commissioning nuclear power projects (NPP). ASE also carries out the process of reconstruction of the earlier-built nuclear power plants. In addition, the company also provides specialty services, which include survey, training, design, and engineering services, manufacture and supply of equipment and operation of power plants. ASE utilizes light water reactor installations of VVER type of technology for the construction of NPP. It also participates in the international tenders offering its upgraded NPPs with water-moderated water-cooled reactors. The company has presence in Bulgaria, Hungary, Turkey, Czech Republic, Slovakia, India, China and Ukraine among others. ASE is headquartered in Moscow, Russia.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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