Izhorskiye Zavody ship the reactor shell for Novovoronezh NPP-2
Izhorskiye Zavody, a part of OMZ Group, has shipped the VVER-1200 reactor vessel for Novovoronezh NPP-2. This is the first nuclear reactor vessel manufactured in Russia for a Russian nuclear power plant in the past 20 years.
Novovoronezhskaya nuclear power plant was commissioned in 1964 and became the first plant to use a VVER-type reactor, acknowledged as one of the safest in the world. Each of the reactors in operation at the power plant is a main prototype for the VVER-440 and VVER-1000 -series pressurized water reactors manufactured at Izhorskiye Zavody.
The contract for manufacturing and delivery of energy equipment for Novovoronezh NPP-2 was signed in 2007 and involves the production of two primary equipment kits for the VVER-1200 reactor, including reactor vessels, steam generator shells and internal vessel equipment with overall weight of over 3500 tons. The first unit at NPP-2 is to be commissioned in 2012.
VVER-1200 reactor for Novovoronezh NPP-2 is the III+ generation head unit of the NPP-2006 project. The project incorporates a number of design enhancements that ensure increased safety according to the most stringent international requirements, improve the operational parameters and increase the life cycle of the unit to 60 years.
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 Group’s facilities are located in Russia and Czech Republic. The Group is controlled by Gazprombank.
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