Virtual technology is being used to design a Belarusian nuclear power plant.
Developed by the Atomenergoproject, the AES-2006 technology allows plant designers from the OAO Atomproject to ensure the safety of the facility while operating under optimal operation modes. The display of the virtual power plant has all the indicators of the real control desk at the nuclear power plant.
"The virtual nuclear power plant can be used to test all kinds of potential situations that the control desk of a real nuclear power plant may witness," Yevgeny Obraztsov, head of the Research and Development Lab at OAO Atomproject, said.
The technology is fully compliant with international norms and International Atomic Energy Agency regulations.
The Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant will house two power-generating units, which will have the total capacity of 2,400 MW. The first of the two units is to be launched in November 2018. The second unit is commissioned for 2020.