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Atommash shipped Steam generator for 4th power unit of Kudankulam NPP in India, which is under construction


Volgodonsk Branch “Atommash” of JSC “AEM-technology” (belongs within engineering division of Rosatom – Atomenergomash) shipped last equipment out of set of heat-exchange equipment, which was manufactured for fourth power unit of Kudankulam NPP in India.

 In Indian state Tamil Nadu item will be shipped by several means of transport. First, from factory to specialized berth on Tsimlyansk Reservoir steam generator was shipped by motor transporter. Then, with means of overhead traveling crane with capacity 650 tones, it was moved to barge. Item went to St. Petersburg by river route. From there, product will travel around Europe and through The Suez Canal, will be released by sea to India. Length of route will be 21,000 kilometers.

- We have completed supply of equipment for first nuclear power plant in India. This year, navigation dates were postponed due to restrictions caused by epidemiological situation. Despite this difficult situation, shipment of product was successful and all contractual obligations to customer were fulfilled, - noted Director of Branch Rovshan Abbasov.

Steam generator belongs to products of first safety class. Vessel of steam generator is horizontal cylindrical vessel with two elliptical heads, in the middle part of which there are headers for supplying and removing hot coolant. Diameter is more than 4 m, length of equipment is about 15 meters. Weight of equipment is 340 tons. In upper part of vessel there is steam space, in lower part of vessel of steam generator there is heat exchange surface, which consists of 11,000 stainless tubes. Tubes are 16 mm in diameter and 10 to 14 meters long. The ends of tubes are fixed in two headers.