OKB “Spetstyazhproekt” delivered a reactor vessel and 5 steam generators to the specialized berth in Volgodonsk. The equipment, manufactured by Atommash, is designed for the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (Bangladesh) and for The Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant (Turkey).
On August 22, the reactor vessel and the steam generator were loaded onto a barge, which went off to the port of Novorossiysk for further transportation to the Republic of Bangladesh. At the end of September, three more steam generators will go along the same route.
Dimensions of oversized equipment:
- Reactor vessels ВВЭР-1200: weight – over 330 tons, height – 13 m, diameter – 4,5 m;
- Steam generator: weight- 355 tons, length – 15 m, diameter – over 4,5 m.
The total length of the road transportation – 5 km. Average speed – 2-3 km/h.
“The specificity of the transportation was that for the first time such super-heavy cargoes were transported by two transporters simultaneously, which made it possible to halve the total delivery time to the special berth, as well as reduce the discomfort associated with restricting the movement of cars along the transportation route for residents of Volgodonsk”, – says Mikhail Cherniavskyi, the project manager.