While attending ATOMEX-2018 International Forum of Nuclear Industry Suppliers, Turkish and Korean participants visited Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant, the biggest nuclear powerplant in the northwest of Russia. The innovative design solutions, new industrial construction methods used at the construction site of Leningrad NPP, a branch of Rosenergoatom which is a group company of State Atomiс Energy Corporation ROSATOM, who is building Akkuyu NPP, the first NPP of Turkey, were showed and explained to the visitors.
This year, 1670 participants from more than 30 countries gathered for ATOMEX-2018. Among the foreign countries, Korea and Turkey took the lead with their delegate numbers. Representatives of these countries participated in the forum with the aim of a technical tour in the new energy units areas of Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant on December, 5-6.
The visitors coming from Turkey, had a chance to observe the process of the super-powered, innovative power unit No. 2 of the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant. The montage method of the main equipment of the unit of which construction is still continuing was explained to the visitors. Visitors viewing the plant with interest were left with positive impressions.
Representative of Ankara Chamber of Industry (Turkey) Ceyda Polat said: “This the second time I have visited Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant-2 and I see that this sector has been improving dynamically. For the first time, we were shown the way of the power unit No. 1 of VVER-1200’s being prepared for important commissioning operations -cold hot run-in. And now, it has been put into industry-oriented operation. The power unit No.2 also has been very noticeably grown since that time. I especially came here again with the aim of observing which power units can be constructed in our country within a short time of period.
Representative of Agency of Thermal Nuclear Power Plants Supply Department (Korea) Yang Teng Co said: “I have heard a lot about Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant and I would like to extend my gratitude for giving me an opportunity to be here and your hospitality you showed me. Providing a high level of safety operation opportunity for Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant, including the gradual safety system has impressed me. Also, we are very pleased that the equipments of Korean Manufacturers work on the VVER-1200 reactor unit successfully. The nuclear energy capacity in our country is low currently; however, I hope that new and more advanced projects will be carried out in Korea in the future.”
About Leningrad NPP
Leningrad NPP is a branch of Rosenergoatom Concern JSC. The power plant is located in the city of Sosnovnıy Bor, 40 km west of St. Petersburg on the coast of the Gulf of Finland. Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant is the only station in the country with RBMK-1000 reactors. (uranium-graphite nuclear reactors of the channel type with thermal neutrons) At the nuclear power plant, 4 power units of the RBMK-1000 with an electric capacity of 1000 MW each and one generation unit “3+” VVER-1200 with a capacity of 1200 MW are operated. Also, the No.2 power unit is still underconstruction. The customer-developer of the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant construction of replacement facilities project is Rosenergoatom JSC; General Designer is ATOMPROEKT JSC and the Prime Contractor is TITAN-2 JSC.
ROSATOM is the only company in the world to offer integrated clean energy solutions across the nuclear supply chain and beyond, including the design, build and operation of nuclear power stations, uranium mining, conversion and enrichment, the supply of nuclear fuel, decommissioning, spent fuel storage and transportation and safe nuclear waste disposal. With seventy years’ continuous experience, the company is the world leader in high-performance solutions for all kinds of nuclear power plants. It is also working in the segments of wind generation, nuclear medicine, energy storage and other. Headquartered in Moscow, the company brings together over 300 enterprises and organizations and over 250,000 employees. Globally, the company has the second biggest uranium reserves, has 40% of the world’s enrichment market and is the world's biggest builder of the latest generation nuclear power stations and US$133 billion 10-years export order book.