Rosatom, the Russian Nuclear Energy Corporation is planning to launch three new blocks with reactor VVER-1200 Generation III+ in 2020, and ARAKO has delivered a significant number of nuclear valves for its construction. These were primarily deliveries valves for nuclear energetics, mainly regulating and shut-off globe valves with bellows, check valves, quick-acting globe valves with bellow and globe valves KIP with bellow.
Over the past 14 years Rosatom has launched 15 new blocks. Three new units are planned to be launched in 2020. Already at the beginning of 2020 it is planned to physically start Unit 2 of the Leningrad NPP-II with reactor VVER-1200 Generation III+ , for which in years 2014-2016 ARAKO supplied almost 2,000 valves for nuclear energetics.
The second power plant for the construction of which ARAKO has supplied almost 3,000 valves, mainly Shut-off and Regulating Globe Valves with bellow A10, A20 and Check Valves A30, is the Belarusian NPP in the town Ostrovets.
Unit 1 of the Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant is now in preparation and is scheduled to start in the first quarter of this year. The commissioning of Unit 2 of the Belarusian NPP is expected to start at the end of this year.
The fourth unit of VVER, which should be launched in 2020, is the long-awaited Unit 3 of the Slovak nuclear power plant Mochovec with the reactor VVER-44, the construction of which is operated by Slovenske elektrarne. ARAKO supplied over 7,000 pieces of nuclear valves for this project in 2010 – 2016. These were Shut-off and Regulating Globe Valves with bellows A10, A11, and A20, A21, Quick acting Globe Valves with bellows A13 with pneumatic control, Globe Valves KIP with bellow A14 and Check Valves A30. To project were supplied also Ball Valves C05 and Shut-off Globe Valves with bellows C09.1 from the production for energy industry.