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Preparations to install reactor pressure vessel at Belarus' nuclear power plant

Preparations to install reactor pressure vessel at Belarus' nuclear power plant

03.02.2017 | 09:27

Over 5,000 people are now employed at the construction site of the Belarusian nuclear power plant. The construction workers can be seen virtually at all the facilities of both power-generating units. The installation of the main equipment of the turbine hall and the reactor hall has begun in the first power-generating unit. The “nuclear heart” of the installation travelled for almost 2,500km by water and by land all the way from the manufacturing factory in Russia to Ostrovets in late 2016.

So far roughly 38% of the construction and installation operations the project requires have been completed. About 80% of the work has been done by Belarusian contractors. The main equipment for the first power-generating unit and the general facilities the power plant will need has been bought already. Work at the second power-generating unit is also in progress.

Photo by Andrei Pokumeiko, BelTA