Baltic plant produced melt trap for NPP-2

Baltic Works sent to the construction site of the Leningrad NPP-2 is a unique product weighing 750 tons — localization device core melt (HRM) made for a second nuclear power plant station.

All day December 5, 2012 plavkran "The Hercules-6" shipped himself on board the heavy part of the HRM-2 156-ton hull, 163-ton farm-based console, the same weight of the bottom plate, 68-ton service platform, and 215 tons of protective filler . The shipment will be delivered by sea in the Pine Forest, and his vehicle will be taken from the construction site of the second unit of Leningrad NPP-2. In parallel, by land went tractors with lighter parts HRM.

Localization device core melt (HRM), developed by the St. Petersburg Institute "AEP" — is one of the technical means of passive protection provided to prevent serious consequences in the event of a major accident. The cone-shaped structure weighing 750 tons is designed to capture the liquid and solid radioactive materials in the hypothetical case of accidental destruction of the reactor plant. Using such a trap will even at the emergency to prevent dangerous escape of radioactive elements outside the enclosure into the environment.

The contract for the fabrication of two HRM for the first and second Leningrad NPP-2 was signed with JSC "Baltic Shipyard" in 2008, when the company still owned by a private owner. The first product was delivered to the customer in 2010 for various reasons related to the problems as a matter of "Baltic Shipyard" and on the construction site of Leningrad NPP-2, delayed delivery of the second product. In fact, the work on the OHR began after the occurrence of the plant in the United Shipbuilding Corporation. By LLC "Baltic Shipyard — ship" product has been manufactured and shipped to the customer.

"Systems of passive protection of nuclear power plants — is one of the promising areas of nuclear power engineering — says the event General Director of" Baltic Shipyard — ship "Alexander Voznesensky. — Russia pioneered the use of these robust and effective trap in 2004 during the construction of Tianwan NPP / China /. After the accident at the Japanese nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" in March 2011 and the subsequent tightening of safety standards in the world nuclear industry, the construction of new nuclear power plants without such systems can not be both abroad and in Russia. "

According to Voznesensky, the "Rosatom" huge backlog of orders for the construction of new power plants around the world, including China, Belarus, Turkey, Vietnam, Africa, and the Baltic Shipyard intends to participate in these projects with their products.

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JSC "United Shipbuilding Corporation" — Russia’s largest shipbuilding company. Established in accordance with the decree of the President of the Russian Federation in 2007, with 100% of the shares in federal ownership. The holding includes about 60 companies and organizations (major shipbuilding and repair yards, leading design bureaus). At present, on the basis of the USC consolidated about 80% of the domestic shipbuilding industry. The Russian market — the basis for the corporation, which also exports its products to 20 countries around the world.

Baltic Plant founded in 1856. For a half century the company is one of the leading Russian shipyards. The labor collective of the plant for 156 years has built more than 600 ships and vessels, including nuclear-powered icebreakers and nuclear-powered missile cruisers, ships space communications and special purpose. 
During its long history the company several times passed into private hands, and after the onset of the financial difficulties returned to state custody. And at the end of 2011 the company again returned to private ownership under the control of the state in the face of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC). To maintain the staff and competencies within the USC was created "Baltic plant — ship", in which shifted most of the employees of JSC "Baltic Shipyard". New entity were transferred to the shipbuilding and engineering competencies of strategic enterprises. The main objective of "Baltic Shipyard" remain upkeep of the property complex of the plant and the protection of property interests in litigation.

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