Atomstroyexport (ASE), the General Contractor of the Project, has completed the concrete base for the turbine of Belarusian NPP Unit 2. This commemorates one of the final milestones in the construction of the turbine hall. Constructors are now able to proceed to comprehensive installation of the Unit Turbine.
The process commenced on 29 July 2017, with the continuous concrete pouring method used to pour 1,400 m3 of concrete at +16.0 m elevation of the turbine building.
“The timely completion of the turbine base attests to the fact that the General Contractor has been fulfilling its obligations, - noted Vitaly Medyakov, Vice President for Belarus NPP Project at ASE Group. – We are preparing to begin installation of the main equipment for the turbine hall in compliance with our construction schedule”.
The contractors are installing embedded parts in the turbine hall of the unit under construction. The parts will be used to support base frames and hold turbine cylinders.
Belarusian NPP is being constructed in Ostrovets (the Republic of Belarus). This is a 2,400 MW Russian-design nuclear power plant with two VVER-1200 reactors. The Russian VVER-1200 design of generation 3+ reactors fully complies with international safety requirements and recommendations of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). This design is also being implemented at Novovoronezh NPP-2 and Leningrad NPP-2, Russia. The first unit of Novovoronezh NPP-2 has already been put into commercial operation. In 2017, POWER Magazine (USA), a well-trusted international source of information, recognized the unit as one of the world’s three best nuclear facilities. The early 2017 saw the physical start-up of the Leningrad NPP-2, with the first of the 163 fresh fuel assemblies loaded into the core of the Unit 1 reactor.