Updated at 13:48,15-08-2017

Replaced reactor installation at Belarus nuclear plant scheduled for late 2016

Euroradio

The installation of the replaced reactor of the Belarusian NPP will only start at the end of 2016 or later, Minister of Energy Uladzimir Patupchyk told journalists at the Belarusian Energy and Ecology Forum on October 11.

The second reactor tests are about to finish and it is supposed to be delivered to the construction site in October, he noted. The reactor body will be used for the first power unit.

The terms of the NPP construction will be delayed and it will be necessary to look for reserves to compensate for the delay.

The reactor was replaced following an incident that had occurred in the building site of July 10. The reactor weighing 330 ton fell down from the height of 2 or 4 metres. Russia was ready to replace the damaged reactor if Belarus demanded it, BelaPAN reminds.