Izhorskie Zavody delivers reactor vessel for Leningradskaya NPP-2

17.10.2012

Izhorskie Zavody delivers reactor vessel for Leningradskaya NPP-2

Izhorskie Zavody, part of OMZ Group, has delivered the first VVER-1200 reactor vessel for Leningradskaya NPP-2.

The contract for the manufacture and supply of power equipment for NPP-2, which is being built to replace the existing facilities of the Leningrad nuclear power plant, was signed in 2008. Under the contract Izhorskie Zavody will deliver corps equipment for two units: the housing reactor internals, the upper blocks and pressure compensators.

NPP-2 is built under the NPP-2006 project, which is an evolutionary of the well-known Russian power plant with pressurized water nuclear reactors. The service life of power units, built by AES-2006 is raised to 60 years. This is the second VVER-1200, produced by Izhorskie Zavody.

Reactor vessel for Leningradskaya NPP-2 will be shipped to the customer by water, due to an increase in comparison with the multi-million-reactors (VVER-1000) in overall weight and dimensions characteristics. Earlier, reactor vessels and other nuclear equipment were delivered to customers by rail. In 2010, for the shipment of oversized items Izhorskie Zavody constructed cargo dock on the Neva river in Ust-Slavyanka village. For the first time VVER-1200 was shipped by water in 2011 for Novovoronezhskaya NPP-2.

OMZ Group is one of the leading heavy industry companies specializing in engineering, production, sales and service support of equipment for nuclear, oil and gas, mining industries, as well as special steel production and industrial services. OMZ Groups facilities are located in Russia and Czech Republic. The Group is controlled by Gazprombank.

Contacts:
OMZ Group
Alexander Karlashov
Information Policy Director
Phone:             +7 495 6621040       , ext. 1612
Alexandr.Karlashov@omzglobal.com


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