13 Inserting a Reactor

Inserting a Reactor

Posted on March 21, 2010 by

Atomic station construction

Exclusive photos of Russian atomic reactor being inserted in place by a few super-heavy cranes, capable of 350 tons lifting, made by Benito.

It took place on the active nuclear power plant near Tver city, Russia.

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And those are containers for the disposal of nuclear wastes.

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13 Responses to “Inserting a Reactor”

  1. FilipFx2 says:


  2. namename says:


  3. Boritz says:

    Comrade Lenin likeness on wall photo #10…wtf??!

  4. Unknown says:

    This is awesome!

  5. DAnNZ says:

    Good to see some neat russian engineering after long last

  6. Unknown from pripyat says:

    can I go home yet?

  7. Northwest says:

    Nice, I’ve been to a few of these facilities before- those pits you see will be filled up with coolant (may use water or special fluid) for the nuclear core.

  8. Lasitha says:

    Hi Guys,
    Can any one tell me what is this facility name?..is it a new power plant?

  9. shmalex says:

    asd far as i can see this is a new one, the second in Tver region..

  10. j s says:

    The photos is showing the preliminary installation of the main part of the pressure vessel for a VVER-1000/320 pressurized water reactor. It is part of Unit 4 which is scheduled to go online in 2011. Construction of this unit was commenced in 1986 and the collapse of the Soviet Union indefinitely halted the construction. Construction was restarted in 2005 after the completion of the third unit.

  11. j s says:

    Oh…and it’s the Kalinin Nuclear Power Station.

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