The Board of Directors of JV ALSTOM-Atomenergomash has decided on the site for manufacture of equipment to the ARABELLE technology

28-12-2012 — / — On the 20th of December a routine meeting of the Board of Director of JV ALSTOM-Atomenergomash (AAEM) was held in Moscow.

At the meeting, the implementation issues of the joint project on localization of the turbine island equipment manufacture to the ARABELLE technology were discussed.

The Board of Directors made a decision to site the JV’s production at an AEM-technology Branch in Volgodonsk (Rostov Region). This decision was made basing on the positive result of the review of the Branch production site. The parties noted that JV AAEM and the Branch of AEM-technology possessed a high degree of preparedness and all necessary conditions for producing the turbine and other turbine island equipment to the low-speed technology ARABELLE.

“Owing to this Board of Directors’ decision we can start the localization process already in the coming year, and this will allow us to fulfill the order for supply of equipment for Units 1 and 2 of Baltic NPP in a timely manner and full scope. This decision also strengthens positions of AAEM as a reliable supplier of equipment for nuclear power,” Director General of JV ALSTOM-Atomenergomash Alexander Tsvetkov noted, basing on outcomes of the meeting.

The Production Association Atommash where the Volgodonsk Branch of AEM-technologies was established had been a key enterprise within the system of the Ministry of Medium Machine Engineering of the USSR and produced a broad range of high-technology of equipment for nuclear power and industry. This enterprise was capable of producing VVER nuclear reactors, steam turbines, control and protection systems (CPS), steam generators, moisture separator-reheaters (MSR) and other equipment. The facility location makes possible to off-ship the equipment by all modes of transport, including by waterways, from own pier. In 2012, for the first time after a 26-year pause, the Branch started making a full set of nuclear reactor equipment for Baltic NPP.

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The Joint Venture ALSTOM-Atomenergomash was established in 2007 by Atomenergomash and the leader of the world’s nuclear machine engineering, Alstom Power Holding SA, in making equipment sets for turbine islands to ALSTOM’s ARABELLE low-speed turbine technology. The JV’s main activity areas are the manufacture of low-speed steam turbines and generators of 1200-1800 MW capacity, MSRs and condensers to the ARABELLE low-speed turbine technology; the provision of engineering services and kitting up NPP turbine islands with equipment made to the ARABELLE low-speed turbine technology.




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