Reactor vessel on way to Rostov 4

28 May 2015

OMZ subsidiary Izhorskiye Zavody has shipped the reactor pressure vessel for unit 4 of the Rostov nuclear power plant to the construction site. The reactor vessel, which is being transported via the River Neva, is expected to reach the site by 20 June.

Rostov 4 reactor vessel - 460 (OMZ)
The reactor pressure vessel leaves Izhorskiye Zavody's factory (Image: OMZ)

The Rostov plant is located on the banks of the Tsimlyansk reservoir, nearly 14 km (8 miles) from the city of Volgodonsk. Four 1000 MWe VVER pressurized water reactors have been planned at the Rostov site (formerly known as Volgodonsk) since the early 1980s. Construction of units 1 and 2 began promptly, but progress faltered. Units 1 and 2 eventually entered commercial operation in 2001 and 2010, respectively. Unit 3 was brought to the minimum controlled power level on 7 December and was connected to the grid on 27 December.

Unit 4 is expected to start operations in 2017.

OMZ is based in Russia and the Czech Republic. Its main shareholder is Gazprombank.

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