Izhorskiye Zavody successfully conducted hydrostatic tests of VVER-1000 Reactor Vessel for the fourth unit of Kudankulam NPP.

15.05.2019

Izhorskiye Zavody successfully conducted hydrostatic tests of VVER-1000 Reactor Vessel for the fourth unit of Kudankulam NPP.

Izhorskiye Zavody, being a part of OMZ Group, successfully conducted hydrostatic tests of VVER-1000 Reactor Vessel for the fourth unit of Kudankulam NPP (India).

High quality of welds and sealing surfaces was confirmed during hydrostatic tests. This verification system allows to give assurances that the products manufactured by Izhorskiye Zavody meet all the requirements of design and production process documentation and are ready for failure-free service during operation.

A Contract for the manufacture of equipment for the fourth unit of Kudankulam NPP was signed in June 2016. Under the Contract Izhorskiye Zavody will supply a set of the equipment, including VVER-1000 Reactor Vessel with internals and an upper block, support and thrust rings, main sealing parts, surveillance specimens, as well as an upper block aligner.

The successful cooperation between IZ and its Indian partners in the sphere of nuclear power industry began in 2002, when Izhorskiye Zavody started manufacturing vessel equipment for the first stage of Kudankulam NPP. The Company delivered the primary circuit equipment for the first two NPP Units, including nuclear reactor vessels and internals and transport locks for refueling and scheduled maintenance. Production of the equipment was completed in 2008. The first Unit of Kudankulam NPP was put into operation in 2013 and the second Unit - in 2016.

At present, equipment for the third, the fourth, the fifth and the sixth Units of Kudankulam NPP is in various stages of production at Izhorskiye Zavody.

Izhorskiye Zavody is one of Russia’s oldest industrial facilities. It was founded by the Decree of Peter I in 1722. Today, Izhorskiye Zavody is a modern machine-building enterprise, which designs and manufactures equipment for nuclear facilities, chemical and petroleum machine-building industries.

United Heavy Machinery Plants, Public Joint Stock Company (Uralmash-Izhora Group) is one of the leading heavy industry companies specializing in engineering, production and after-sales service of equipment for nuclear, oil and gas, mining industries, as well as in special steel production and industrial services. OMZs facilities are located in Russia and Czech Republic. The major shareholder and financial partner of the OMZ Group is Gazprombank (JSC).

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