Reactor Vessel Delivered to Leningrad II Site

The new reactor vessel for Leningrad II has arrived at the construction site and will be installed in the nuclear island by the end of this year.

“To deliver this extremely important cargo, we developed a special plan that included two railway links – from the manufacturing plant and through Saint Petersburg to the Neva. Then the vessel was carried by ship under the beautiful bridges of Saint Petersburg into the Gulf of Finland to go 40 kilometers by sea to Sosnovy Bor. Despite adverse weather conditions, this oversized cargo was safely delivered to the site within ten days as provided for in the project schedule,” said Alexander Letyaev, Head of Logistics at Izhorskiye Zavody. Meanwhile the vessel has been transported by special trucks right to the site of Leningrad II. It will be installed in its permanent position in the VVER-1200 reactor pit of Unit 2 by the year end. Leningrad II is located in the town of Sosnovy Bor, 40 km west of Saint Petersburg on the shore of the Golf of Finland.