Smolensk II 2, Russia
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Smolensk II 2, Russia

By Carmen 08 Oct 2021

Smolensk II 2 is a 1,250MW nuclear reactor planned in Smolensk, Russia. The nuclear reactor is currently in permitting stage. The construction on the reactor is likely to commence in 2024. The plant proponent is expected to achieve the first power from the reactor in 2029 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
1017 Nuclear 1,250 1,250 Permitting Smolensk, Russia


Smolensk II 2 is a Generation III+ nuclear reactor.

The 1,250MW reactor is currently owned and will be operated by Rosenergoatom Concern.

Smolensk II 2 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 $3,802.5m.

Development Status

The reactor construction is expected to commence from 2024. Subsequent to that it will enter commercial operation by 2029.

Contractors Involved

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


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