President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, Saturday, described the activation of the Belarusian power plant as a historic event, making the country a “nuclear one.”
Lukashenko said that “It seems usual that we built a subway line. But it will be historic if we become a nuclear country.”
Lukashenko discussed with the general manager of the Russian “Rosatom” company, Alexei Lykhachov, the possibility of constructing new reactors at the station.
Lukashenko also suggested establishing a subsidiary company of “Rosatom” in his country
The Belarusian Ministry of Energy stated that the production of the plant’s first reactor has amounted to 400 megawatts.
The Ministry continued: “The plant operates at 40% of its planned capacity,” adding that the electrical energy generated could reach all regions of the country.
The Belarusian power plant was under construction since 2013, and it consists of two VVER-1200 reactors with a total production capacity of 2,400 megawatts.
The Russian design was adopted while constructing the plant, which complies with all international standards and recommendations of the International Atomic Energy Agency.