The reactors will be manufactured by AEM-technologies (part of AEM) in Volgodonsk (Atommash plant), including reactor vessels, upper blocks, reactor shafts, reflection shields, block of protective pipes, and other equipment. In total, between 2013 and 2017, “AEM-Technologies” is to supply approximately 4000 tons of equipment to the Belarusian NPP.
“Subject to outstripping rate of construction of the Belarusian atomic power plant, we have already proceeded to the performance of this order being of vital importance for us. The equipment will be manufactured by Volgodonsk Branch of “AEM-Technologies”, the largest atomic power-plant engineering enterprise in Russia and one of the largest plants of this kind in the world,” said CEO of Atomenergomash Andrey Nikipelov.
“I would like also to underline that recently our experts have visited the construction site of the Belarusian NPP and have been impressed by the highest possible level of organization of works and professionalism of Belorussian colleagues.” Currently, “AEM-Technologies” gets under way the comprehensive production of the reactor for the Baltic NPP.
The supply is expected in 2014. In addition, the branch has great experience in production of molten core catchers. The plant produced two of these for the Novovoronezh NPP-2 and one for the Baltic NPP. Currently, the second catcher for the Baltic NPP is under production and it is expected to be shipped for the station this year.