May 31 marks the 30-th anniversary of commissioning for commercial operation of the fifth power unit of Novovoronezh nuclear power plant, the country’s first unit with a VVER-1000 reactor.

The plant informed that the key date was framed by a number of special events, including a function with attendance by top executives of Concern Rosenergoatom, representatives of organizations and enterprises who had been involved in the reactor development and improvement.

Addressing the audience, Rosenergoatom’s first deputy director general Vladimir Asmolov emphasized that Novovoronezh-5 was the foundation of the entire civil power technology based on VVERs which continued to develop.

Source: Nuclear.Ru