29th September 2022

Two Bridge Cranes have been installed in the turbine compartment of Unit-2 of Rooppur Nuclear Power Project. The cranes will be used for construction and installation works, and for NPP reconstruction, repair, and upgrade during operations.


A branch of Rosatom Engineering Division- VdMU did the installation of cranes having a lifting capacity of 50 and 180 tons. Weights of the cranes with additional equipment were about 130 and 210 tons respectively. The heaviest and largest components were installed in the design position using the Liebherr 11350 crane with a lifting capacity of 1350 tons.

“Installation of bridge cranes is a complex technological process involving more than a hundred operations. Its successful completion allows proceeding to the next constructions stage, which is the installation of the turbine compartment equipment, in particular, the main and auxiliary equipment of the turbine set”, said Alexey Deriy, ASE Vice President and Director for Rooppur NPP construction project.


Rooppur NPP will be equipped with two Russian 3+ generation VVER-1200 reactors of a total of 2,400 MW. This type of reactor meets all the international safety requirements. The engineering division of Russia’s Rosatom State Corporation is the designer and general contractor of the project.


For Reference:

Rosatom State Corporation Engineering Division unites the leading companies of the nuclear industry, namely: Atomstroyexport JSC (Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, branches in Russia and abroad), Joint Design Institute - Atomenergoproekt JSC (Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, St. Petersburg branches - design institutes, branches in Russia and abroad, R&D branches) and subsidiary construction organizations.


The Engineering Division ranks first in the world by the order portfolio and the number of NPPs constructed simultaneously across the world. About 80% of the Division’s revenues originate from foreign projects.


The Engineering Division implements construction projects for high-power NPPs in Russia and across the world, renders a full range of EPC, EP, EPC(M) services including project management and design activities, and develops Multi-D technologies for the management of complex engineering facilities. The Division relies on the achievements of the Russian nuclear industry and innovative state-of-the-art technologies.


We construct reliable and safe NPPs with Gen III+ VVER reactors that are in line with all international requirements and recommendations. www.ase-ec.ru

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