The first tower crane was assembled at the construction site of power units No. 7 and No. 8 of the Leningrad NPP

After registration with Rostechnadzor and commissioning, the crane with a lifting capacity of 50 tons will be used during construction and installation work on the “nuclear island” of power unit No. 7 of the Leningrad NPP - a complex of buildings and structures directly related to the operation and maintenance of the reactor.

“Static and dynamic tests of the crane confirmed its load stability, the strength of structural elements, as well as the reliability of the mechanisms and brakes. We plan to put the crane into operation this spring. To begin with, we will use it when reinforcing and concreting the foundation of the reactor building. The crane will then perform loading and unloading operations while installing various metal structures, tanks, piping elements and equipment. He will also work on other facilities – control and safety buildings, a steam chamber, and so on,” said Evgeniy Milushkin, deputy director for capital construction - head of the capital construction department of the Leningrad NPP-2.

At the construction site of new power units of the Leningrad NPP, two more cranes of similar lifting capacity are planned to be assembled for work on the “nuclear island” of power unit No. 7.

At the same time, in the near future the fleet of lifting mechanisms will only be replenished. In total, about 25 different cranes will help build new Leningrad power units.

A well-thought-out site mechanization scheme and the personnel of the TITAN-2 holding, the general contractor for the construction of power units No. 7 and No. 8, who have extensive experience in carrying out lifting work, will allow construction and installation work to be carried out quickly and with high quality.

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The Leningrad NPP is the largest nuclear power plant in Russia in terms of installed capacity of 4,400 MW. 4 RBMK-1000 units and 2 PWR-1200 units are operated here. Units 1 and 2 of the RBMK-1000 have been shut down for decommissioning after 45 years of service. They were replaced by two PWR-1200 units in 2018 and 2021. The design service life is 60 years with the possibility of extension for another 20 years. Two more new power units No. 7 and No. 8 VVER-1200 of the Leningrad NPP are planned to be commissioned in 2030 and 2032, respectively. They will become the replacement capacities of power unit No. 3 and No. 4 of RBMK-1000.

he annual production of each PWR-1200 power unit will be more than 8.5 billion kWh of electricity. This will make it possible not only to guarantee the provision of light and heat to the residents of the region but also to successfully continue the implementation of large regional investment projects. Also, the new phase of the nuclear power plant is guaranteed to provide jobs for almost two thousand people.

The fuel and energy complex has been and remains one of the most important components of the Russian economy, influencing the development of other industries. The President and Government of the Russian Federation set goals for its development in order to strengthen the country’s production and technological potential and improve the quality of life of Russian citizens. Rosatom and its enterprises take an active part in this work.

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