The crane which can lift up to 390 tons will be used at all stages of the lifecycle of Power Unit 1. It is a major piece of machinery of the reactor compartment, with the highest safety class for nuclear power plant equipment.

The polar crane will move various loads in the reactor building and will be involved in the unloading of nuclear fuel. Its design will allow transport operations to be carried out anywhere in the hall of the reactor building: the bogey moves along the bridge, which is 41.5 metres long.

The total weight of the crane components is about 500 tons. The crane will move on a circular track installed in the cylindrical upper part of the reactor building.

Information and photos: T2IC, JSC AKKUYU NUCLEAR

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The TITAN-2 Holding is a Russian group of companies that builds nuclear facilities. Organisations of the Holding perform the whole cycle of works, from development of basic design documentation to facility commissioning.

The TITAN-2 Holding is the general contractor for construction of the new power units of the Leningrad NPP. At the construction site, the organisations of the Holding perform all civil construction, installation, and electric installation works.

The Holding participates in the construction of Akkuyu NPP in Turkey, Paks II NPP in Hungary and El-Dabaa NPP in Egypt.