The Volgodonsk branch of the AEM-technology Atommash has shipped the case reactor for the first energy block of the Belarusian nuclear power station. After dispatch to Tsimlyanskoe water reservoir, by specialised automobile machinery, it will later travel to Veliky Novgorod by river, and then on to Ostrovets by rail.
Dispatch of the reactor case for Belarusian NPP
Atommash has produced equipment for the Novy Voronezh, Rostov and Belarusian power stations and, in future, is to supply stations in Turkey’s Akkuyu and India’s Kudankulam.
The case weighs over 330 tonnes, is 13m tall and has a diameter of 4.5m. The reactor is a vertical cylinder, with an elliptic base, holding an active zone and inter-case devices. Its walls are 200-400mm thick, and allow the reactor to be hermetically covered, with mechanisms and regulation boards at the top, in addition to leverages for reactor protection and nipples for inter-reactor control cables.
AEM-technology is producing over 50 types of equipment for the Belarusian nuclear power station, including devices for molten mass localisation, reactor facilities, sets of foam generators, and major circulation pipelines. Between 2013 and 2017, over 4,000 tonnes of equipment will be produced and shipped.
By Alexander Pimenov