27 Apr 2023 15:50

IAEA experts undergo rotation at Zaporozhye NPP

ROSTOV-ON-DON. April 27 (Interfax) - A new team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has replaced their colleagues at the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Energodar on Thursday, advisor to the head of Rosenergoatom Renat Karchaa told Interfax.

"Three specialists have left, and two - an Australian and a Slovak - have arrived at the station," Karchaa said.

The Zaporozhye NPP, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, operates six VVER-1000 power units. The plant has not produced electricity since September 11, 2022. Five reactors are in cold shutdown, and one is in hot shutdown to meet the plant's needs.

The NPP's facilities have been transferred to Russian ownership, and the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant Federal State Unitary Enterprise has been established. The operator is the Operating Organization of the Zaporozhye NPP, which was established by Rosenergoatom, part of Rosatom State Corporation.

Several IAEA experts have been deployed at the NPP on a rotating basis since September 1, 2022.

Rotation failed to take place several times at the beginning of 2023.