Rostov construction underway

23 July 2007

Construction of the 2 unit of the Rostov (Volgodonsk 2) nuclear power plant is underway. The Rostov Construction and Installation Department of MosSoyuzatomenergomontazh (MosSAEM) has installed the lower layer of the containment and laid 70 tonnes of pipelines. The cooling pond was concreted to the level of 28.8 m, and the reactor vault to 33.6 m. However, only 79 of 126 points of the monthly programme were fulfilled, with just 66% of the funds spent.

Key tasks for July include preparing the reactor shell for mounting, installing elevators in the reactor compartment and two cranes in the solid radioactive waste storage facility.

Rosatom and Rosenergoatom management have decided to appoint Alexander Palamarchuk to head the construction of Rostov. Rosatom has appointed Valery Limarenko to direct the project and to ensure its completion in 2009.

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