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Rosatom has shipped a new reactor vessel for the Belarusian NPP

Rosatom has shipped a new reactor vessel for the Belarusian NPP

31.10.2016
Tags: Belarus, nuclear power plants, Nuclear Power, Construction, Russia

Mechanical Engineering Division of Rosatom - JSC "Atomenergomash" - completed the manufacture of the reactor vessel to the second power unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant on Monday, he was shipped to the customer, the press service of "Atomenergomash".

"The reactor vessel has successfully passed all stages of control and transmitted to our partners accurately in a timely manner," - said General Director of JSC "Atomenergomash" Andrew Nikipelov, whose words to RIA "Novosti".

Belarus and Russia signed an agreement on the allocation for the construction of the Russian loan in 10 billion dollars. It is expected that it will cover 90% for the construction of nuclear power costs. The total cost of the project, according to calculations, should not exceed 11 billion dollars. Commissioning of the first unit is scheduled for the end of the year 2018, the second - July 2020 years.

Creating NPP has been criticized by the Baltic countries. In particular, last week the presidents of Lithuania and Estonia, Dalia Grybauskaite and Kersti Kaljulaid said that electricity, which will be under construction in Belarus nuclear power plant (the Belarusian NPP) must not get into the European market due to the alleged non-compliance with nuclear safety standards.

Minsk has repeatedly stated that the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs misinformed the international community for the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant. A Rosatom accused Lithuania that it had chosen the dangerous technology of its own nuclear power plant, although it does not recognize it.

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