Reactor vessel for Rostov NPP power unit 4 reached the site
On the 21-st of June, at 15:00, reactor vessel for Rostov NPP power unit 4 was delivered to the site incoming inspection area (Geneeral Contractor - NIAEP/ASE). The reactor vessel (weight - 322 t, length - 11 m, width - 5,6 m, height - 5,7 m) belongs to the primary equipment of the nuclear power plant unit. «The reactor vessel is the «heart» of the nuclear power plant unit, that is why its delivery to the site is a crucial event at the stage of construction of any nuclear project, - Vladimir Belov, Vice-president of NIAEP/ASE for projects in Russia, points out, - Upon completion of the incoming inspection and granting of permission by Rostekhnadzor the reactor vessel will go onto the reactor compartment erection site». The reactor vessel shipment from the manufacturing plant (OAO Izhorskie Zavody, Saint Petersburg) to Volgodonsk started on May 26, by sailing down the Neva river, lakes of Ladoga and Onega, the Volga-Baltic route, and, finally, the Volga and Don rivers. On the 18-th of June, the reactor vessel arrived at Volgodonsk to the special-purpose offloading facility of ZAO AEM-Tekhnologii Atommash (a company of the State Corporarion Rosatom). The large-sized equipment delivery was arranged upon conformance with all requirements of industrial and ecological safety. «The reactor vessel delivery onto the site is the start-up for the vessel mounting in the proper location - one of the key operations within construction of the nuclear power unit, - Vitaly Medyakov, Director for Rostov NPP construction noted. - Mounting in the proper location is planned for August of this year, and then activities for the basic systems of pipelines and equipment mounting at the power unit will start».