In the middle of the summer, Sun Zhao Lin, President of Yongmao visited the Saint Petersburg office of TITAN-2 Holding and had a high-level meeting with Grigory Naginskiy, General Director of JSC CONCERN TITAN-2. This visit established a partner relationship, with a cooperation agreement signed with the Chinese party. Yongmao is based in Shenyang, northern China, and is the major supplier of tower cranes for Chinese NPPs.

The first batch (three pieces of equipment) will arrive at Sosnovy Bor by sea as early as November. The biggest crane is 112 m high and has the lifting capacity of 50 tons and the boom reach of 80 m. The building equipment has been branded in the corporate colours especially for TITAN-2 Holding.

Representatives of the Chinese supplier will accompany the lifting mechanisms to the LNPP-2 site to provide supervised installation services, train Russian specialists and provide maintenance services for the cranes in the warranty period.

Sergey Arkanov, Deputy Director for Lifting Mechanisms at LLC UMIAT remarked: “Today, we have turned to the East as a far as construction equipment is concerned, and we are conducting active negotiations with Chinese partners, such as Yongmao, Sany, and Zoomlion. We are looking closely at the market and the portfolios of suppliers, since reliability is the main criterion for choosing equipment for the construction of nuclear power plants. In this regard, we don’t experiment, we choose the best!”

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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.