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The manufacture of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for unit 3 of Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear power plant has been completed in Russia. This brings the number of RPVs supplied by Russia so far this year to a record five, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom noted.

Date: Thursday, 28 September 2023
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The reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for unit 7 of China’s Tianwan NPP in Jiangsu province has arrived at the construction site one day after four steam generators, three casings of the main circulating pump unit and a bubbler were delivered.

Date: Thursday, 17 August 2023
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Russia's Rosatom says two reactor vessels and eight steam generators are being shipped to Kudankulam unit 5 in India and Tianwan unit 7 in China, calling it the first time two sets of such equipment have been shipped at the same time from one production site.

Date: Wednesday, 26 April 2023
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Atommash, the Volgodonsk branch of JSC AEM-Technologies (part Rosatom’s mechanical engineering division Atomenergomash) has begun welding the closing seam connecting two half-shells of the VVER-1200 reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for unit 3 of the Xudabao NPP under construction in China’s Liaoning province. Previously, specialists with the help of a crane moved the lower half-hull weighing 160 tons to the welding machine and connected it to the upper half-hull with an accuracy of 1 mm. The total weight of the product is 333 tons.

Date: Thursday, 15 December 2022
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A Hungarian audit team from CJSC NPP Paks-II, together with representatives of the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority (HAEA), have completed an assessment of the nuclear qualification of the production branches of Russia’s JSC AEM Technologies Petrozavodskmash, Izhora and Atommash, as well as JSC TsKBM. The Commission visited all three sites of the design bureau on the territory of the Kirov Plant, and in the city of Sosnovy Bor, including the bench test complex.

Date: Thursday, 08 December 2022
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A cargo ship carrying materials and equipment for the Akkuyu nuclear power plant - including the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for unit 2 - has arrived from Russia at the construction site on the southern coast of Turkey. The RPV is now in storage onsite awaiting installation later this year.

Date: Friday, 04 February 2022
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Russia’s Atommash has completed the welding of the lower half of the reactor pressure vessel for one of the two new units at the Kursk 2 nuclear power station under construction in western Russia, which will be the first to use the Generation III+ VVER-TOI design.

Atommash, part of Atomenergomash, the engineering division of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, said the weld would now be inspected and anti-corrosion coating added. It did not say which of the two Kursk units the RPV was for, but it is likely to be Kursk 2-1.

The VVER-TOI reactor technology is being used for Kursk 2-1 and Kursk 2-2. It was developed from the 1,200 MW AES-2006 pressurised water reactor.

Construction of Kursk 2-1 began in April 2018 and of Kursk 2-2 in April 2019.

Date: Wednesday, 05 February 2020
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Russia’s Atommash Volgodonsk, a branch of AEM Technologies (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom’s engineering division - Atomenergomash) said on 3 October that it had shipped the second of four steam generators to the Kudankulam nuclear plant in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Date: Tuesday, 08 October 2019
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Atommash, part of the Volgodonsk branch of Russia's AEM Technology, has completed the manufacture of the upper part of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for unit 1 of the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh.

Date: Wednesday, 02 October 2019
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