OSTROVETS, 23 August (BelTA) – As many as 82% of the required reinforcement bars have been installed and 69% of the required concrete has been poured as part of the project to build the Belarusian nuclear power plant, BelTA learned from Andrei Barkun, Deputy Director General of the state enterprise Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant, Head of the Capital Construction Office.
According to the latest data, since the construction process began as much as 130,500 tonnes of reinforcement bars has been installed, with 817,000m3 of concrete poured.
The construction and installation work is in full swing at 123 out of 130 facilities and installations of the first and second power-generating units of the Belarusian nuclear power plant. Contracts have been signed for the core energy equipment the nuclear power plant needs. The equipment is being manufactured and shipped to the construction site as soon as it is ready. Contracts have been signed for 75% of the auxiliary equipment the nuclear power plant needs. The construction of the nuclear power plant and the infrastructure is financed properly.
The reactor pressure vessel, all the four steam generators, and an overhead crane of the transport sluice of the first power-generating unit have been installed. Work is in progress to build the internal protective shell in the reactor building of the second power-generating unit. The construction and installation work has been finished at the startup and standby boiler house. Startup and commissioning operations are in progress over there.
The Belarusian nuclear power plant is built using the Russian standard 3+ generation design AES-2006 near Ostrovets, Grodno Oblast. The first power-generating unit is scheduled for commissioning in 2019, with the second one to go online in 2020.More about Economy