Progress at the Kursk-II NPP - Russia’s largest nuclear plant construction site – was assessed on 23 July by Rosatom Director General Alexei Likhachev, accompanied by Rosatom First Deputy General Director for Nuclear Energy and President of ASE JAlexander Lokshin and General Director of nuclear utility Rosenergoatom Andrei Petrov, who is also First Vice President for NPP Construction at ASE.
Today 6,480 people are involved in the construction of the VVER-TOI power units at Kursk-II, where 24 contractors are at work.
“Based on the main goal of Rosatom - sustainable development, the Kursk site is of strategic importance for the nuclear industry. Technologies and solutions are being worked out here, which we will replicate on foreign construction sites,” said Likhachev during his visit. “The replacement capacities will ensure the energy security of the Central Federal District, which is over 39 million people. "
Construction is underway at 94 facilities on the site, the key ones being the reactor and turbine buildings, auxiliary reactor buildings, normal operation power supply buildings, and the complex of hydraulic structures for units 1 and 2. “Construction is gaining momentum: the number of construction facilities is increasing, the need for labour is growing, and the infrastructure is developing. The increase in investments makes it possible to solve many related tasks, including those related to social planning, ”noted Vyacheslav Fedyukin, Director of the Kursk NPP.
To date, five key events and three government assignments have been completed. In total, 15 key events are planned to be completed at units 1 and 2 in 2021, including five state assignments. Currently the work is on schedule. “One of the state tasks for the current year is to achieve a 37.3% readiness at the two-unit Kursk II. In the first half of the year, builders with a targtet of 29.61% achieved 30%, ”said Oleg Shperle, Vice President and Director for Construction of the Kursk NPP at ASE.