MINSK, 20 April (BelTA) – As many as 75% of the required reinforcement bars have been installed and 64% of the required concrete has been poured as part of the project to build the Belarusian nuclear power plant, BelTA reporters learned during the press tour of the construction site on 20 April.
Since the construction process began in 2013 as many as 119,000 tonnes of reinforcement bars (75% of the total volume) have been installed, with 755,000m3 of concrete poured (64%).
The reactor pressure vessel of the first power-generating unit has been installed as well as all the four steam generators. Preparations are underway to start welding the main circulation line. Work to complete the internal protective shell of the reactor building was finished in February. The generator's stator was put inside the assembly area in March.
Work is now in progress to build the external protective shell of the first reactor's building above the 44.6m mark. Floors are being laid and airtight doors are being installed. A turbine unit is being installed in the turbine building. Process equipment and pipes are being installed.
Work is in progress to build the external and internal protective shells of the second reactor's building. Walls and columns are being erected in the turbine building above the 16m mark. Work is in progress to place support structures for vibration mounts of the turbine unit. Foundation for the turbine unit is being built. Work is in progress in the evaporative cooling tower to build foundations for pipelines of the water cooling device and a reinforced concrete frame is being assembled.
Work is in progress on all the facilities the nuclear power plant will need to transfer electricity to the national power grid. Ventilation and heating systems are being installed as well as all kinds of metal structures and equipment. The tuning of offsite technical water supply systems continues.More about Society