On September 12, 2019 at 09:07 a power unit No.3 (VVER-1000) of Rivne NPP was unloaded to 67% due to shutdown of the main circulation pump HCN-3, the press service of NNEGC Energoatom reports. The event is qualified by the level “zero - out of scale” on the INES scale of assessment of nuclear events.
The reasons for the shutdown are being investigated.
As of 10:50 on September 12, 2019, three power units with a total load of 1370 MW are in operation at Rivne NPP. There are no comments on the operation of the main equipment of the existing power units and personnel. There were no violations of the limits and conditions of safe operation.
The radiation, fire and environmental conditions at RNPP and the adjacent territory have not changed and are within the current standards.
Four power units with a total capacity of 2835 MW are operated at RNPP: unit No.1 and No.2 (VVER-440) with a capacity of 420 MW and 415 MW, respectively, and unit No.3 and No.4 (VVER-1000) with a capacity of 1000 MW.