Volgodonsk Branch of JSC “AEM-technology” “Atommash” (a part of machining building subdivision of ROSATOM - “Atomenergomash”) has shipped the first item of heat exchange equipment set, being manufactured by the Plant for the Unit No.4 for Kudankulam NPP in India.
The item will be delivered to the Indian state Tamil Nadu by the several means of transport. The Steam Generator will be delivered from the Plant to the special berth on Tsimlyansk Reservoir by the motor vehicle. After that, it will be replaced to the barge by the overhead crane with hoisting capacity of 650 tons and the item will reach Saint Petersburg by the river. From there the item will travel around Europe and through the Suez Canal by the sea it will arrive in India. The rout length will be 21 000 kilometers.
- We continue the equipment shipment for the Indian NPP. Soon one more item will be shipped. Manufacture of the third and fourth items is at the final stage. The production has begun, other heat-exchange items will be delivered to Kudankulam NPP, - said the Director of the Branch, Ravshan Abbasov.
The Steam Generator belongs to the 1st safety class equipment. Steam Generator Vessel is a horizontal cylindrical vessel with two elliptical bottoms in the middle of which the collectors for the inlet and outlet of the hot coolant are situated. The diameter is more than 4 meters; the length of the item is about 15 meters. Equipment weight is 340 tons. At the upper part of the vessel there is the steam space, and at the lower part of Steam Generator there is the heat exchange surface, which consists of 11 000 stainless tubes. The tubes diameter is 16 mm, the length is ranging from 10 to 14 meters. The ends of the tubes are fastened in two Colletctors.
JSC “Atomenergomash” is a supplier of the key equipment for Kudankulam NPP. In particular, for the Units No.3 and No. 4 the enterprises of division manufacture Steam Generators, Main Circulation Pumps, Pressurizers, Main Circulation Pipelines, Moisture Separator-Reheaters, High pressure heaters, Pipeline valves, Auxiliary Pumps and other equipment for the Reactor Island and Turbine Hall.