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Support truss installed at Unit-2 reactor building of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant

  • Published at 05:46 pm June 16th, 2020
Rooppur nuclear power plant
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Truss is a welded metal structure, consisting of radial beams

Support truss has been installed in the reactor building of Unit-2 of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP).

According to Rosatom, the Russian contractor of the project, the support truss is one of the most important elements of the reactor pit equipment.

“It is designed to reliably hold the reactor vessel in position and protect in case of any adverse situation including earthquake,” said Rosatom in a statement, reports UNB.

The Russian contractor said the truss is a welded metal structure, consisting of radial beams. The support truss is designed to withstand thermal and radiation exposure over a period of 60 years-entire lifetime of the reactor.

At the next stage the reactor pit will be concreted and the thrust truss will be installed. Installation of the support truss is one of the milestones of 2020. It was implemented 16 days ahead of schedule, the statement mentioned.

Construction of the first and second units at the Rooppur NPP is running as per schedule,” said Sergey Lastochkin, vice president of Atomstroyexport and director of the Rooppur NPP Construction Project.

He said construction of the Rooppur NPP is carried out in compliance with strict sanitary and epidemiological safety measures. Remote thermal checking measure has been introduced, not only at the entrance points to the site, but also at the entrances to office buildings and the canteen, he added.

Special cleaning and disinfecting of all office rooms and vehicles is being carried out, employees are being supplied with masks, gloves, and sanitizers, Lastochkin added.

Atomstroyexport (ASE), the engineering division of Russia’s state atomic energy corporation is implementing the Rooppur NPP construction as the General Contractor.

RNPP will have two power units, each with 1,200 MW capacity. Russian generation 3+ VVER 1200 reactors will be installed in the project, the Rosatom said.

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