Russia’s TITAN-2 (part of Rosatom) has begun construction of the training centre at the Kursk-II NPP in the operators town of Kurchatov. The centre is designed to cater for 200 employees of the new power units. The 2760m2 building will have three to five storeys in different areas. It is located in the city centre and will house a complex of engineering and technical equipment, including simulators, to support the training and education. Currently workers are preparing the foundation pit for the building. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2024.
Kursk II is intended as a replacement station for the currently operating Kursk NPP, which comprises four RBMK reactors. Units 1&2, currently under construction, are being built according to the VVER-TOI project (standard optimised informatised pressurised water power reactor), which is a development of the VVER-1200 reactor design. Public discussions began in February on the siting of units 3&4.
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