The first steam generator for unit-1 of Rooppur Nuclear Power Project (RNPP) will be ready soon for installation of primary circuit header.
According to Rosatom – the Russian contractor of the Generator Vessels for unit-1 of the RNPP – the other three vessels are on different stages of production- machining, inspection performance.
A set of four steam Generator Vessels for unit-1 of the project are being manufactured at Volgodonsk Branch of AEM-Technology in Russia, said a press release of Rosatom.
It mentioned that steam generator is a heat exchanger and an integral part of a reactor plant.
The 340-ton steam generator is about 15 metres in length and more than four metres in diameter. One nuclear power unit includes four Steam Generators, it added.
Previously, each vessel was assembled from four shells and welded together. In the welding process, more than 2,000 kg of flux and more than 12,000 metres of wire were used.
AEM-Technology is within the structure of Atomenergomash of Russia’s state atomic energy corporation- Rosatom, said the press release.
The Rooppur NPP will have two power units, each of 1200 MW capacity, featuring the Russian state nuclear agency’s newest Generation III+ VVER 1200 reactor.
The general contractor for the project is Atom Stroy Export (ASE), Rosatom's engineering subsidiary for projects abroad.