On the Baltic nuclear power plant sent trap melt reactor of Unit

  • On the Baltic nuclear power plant sent trap melt reactor of Unit
  • On the Baltic nuclear power plant sent trap melt reactor of Unit


Trap melt or melt localization device — is the large metal structure in a total weight of 739 tons, manufactured by LLC "Energomash (Volgodonsk) — Atommash." 

Barge with an oversized portion (12 packages) traps to melt the reactor of the first power station under construction on October 12 went to the Baltic nuclear power plant from the pier LLC "Energomash (Volgodonsk) — Atommash." 594 tons of cargo weight a long waterway, first for Don, the Volga and the Neva River, then to the port of Ust-Luga and through the Gulf of Finland in the Baltic Sea to the port of Baltiysk.

As explained in the Directorate for the Construction of Baltic NPP, part of the cargo, which is 3 large heavy cargo space, will go on inland waterways of the Kaliningrad region across the Curonian Lagoon, and then — on the Neman River to the port in the Soviet one. Further road transport to the site of the Baltic NPP.

Another part of the cargo, it is 9 large heavy cargo space from Baltiysk will be sent to the Kaliningrad seaport, and then trucked to the construction site of the Baltic NPP.

Part of the overall localization device melt — 78 packages weighing a total of 145 tonnes — will be sent from Volgodonsk to the Kaliningrad regionroad transport at the beginning of the second decade of October. It is assumed that the trap will arrive on site in early November.

Trap melt, know-how Russian nuclear scientists, was first established in the Tianwan (China). Located at the bottom of the reactor shaft of large metal structures, filled with a special sacrificial material, which in case of crash impact eliminates the molten fuel concrete base of the reactor containment and radioactivity can go beyond the scope of protection to the environment.

Baltic nuclear power plant laid February 25, 2010 in the Neman district, constructed by the NPP-2006 and will consist of two units with a totalpower 2,300 MW. Is designed to supply the Kaliningrad region and for the supply of energy for export. For the first time in the domestic nuclear power industry to participate in the project proposed by private investors, including foreign.

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