The main element for the first power station fused from St. Petersburg on the rivers, unloaded from the barge and transported to the construction site.
The reactor vessel, produced by JSC "Izhora Plants", weighs 330 tons — or, as the waterway, to deliver such a bulky goods entirely would be almost impossible. In total, the barge was towed 3,800 miles — the Neva, Ladoga and Onega lakes, the Volga-Baltic Canal, the Volga and the Don.
The last part of the path already in the Voronezh region, was the most difficult: because of the shortage of rainfall and river siltation heavily shoaled, the ship continually strove to get stuck.
To unload the equipment a couple of kilometers from the future NPP-2-on-Don built a special dock, drove the Dutch technique capacity of over 650 tons and self-propelled modular transporters, capable of withstanding sverhtyazhesti. In the coming months, the body of high strength alloy will be stored on the construction site until construction is completed inside the reactor containment and mine.
— Thermal power of the reactor will be three thousand megawatts, which will provide 1,200 megawatts of power generation, — the chief inspector for construction management NVNPP-2 Vladimir notch. Electricity is being built two blocks will be demanded by consumers of the Central Federal District, it is possible that the wire will stretch and the Olympic facilities in Sochi — closer to power in 2014 there seriously increase. In the future, will take up the load of old blocks that are gradually being phased out.
Construction of a second nuclear power plant in Novovoronezh, which still runs the first in the Union of Industrial nuclear plant with pressurized water reactors (PWR) — the biggest investment project in the Central Black Soil. For a country that is also symbolic process: last launching unit "from scratch" was held in 1994 at Balakovo. Novovoronezh plant a new generation of building from 2007 for the project "NPP-2006".
— Higher productivity, better safety, long service life — described the general director of the project "AEP" (general designer and general contractor for the construction of NV NPP-2) Leonid Egorov. — Provides protection from earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, falling 20-ton aircraft. Localization device melt, the so-called "trap" of any accident will be able to indefinitely hold radioactive substances. These power units will serve at least 60 years, and after appropriate modernization — and even more, such is the international practice.
For the first time in Russia there will set VVER-1200 reactors with capacity of 1.2 thousand MW. Maximum capacity of existing domestic power plants, including the fifth block NV NPP-1 — a thousand megawatts. On a similar project created Tianwan NPP in China (it is considered the safest in the world), in part, these solutions are used in the construction of the stations "Kudankulam" in India, the Leningrad NPP-2 and the Baltic NPP. In the future, the same way you plan to build the Belarusian and Seversk and Kursk NPP-2.