Russian heavy equipment manufacturer ZiO-Podolsk has shipped the third of four steam generators intended for unit 3 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China.

ZIO-Podolsk is a subsidiary of Atomenergomash (AEM), which is part of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

The PGV-1000M steam generator has a diameter of just over 4 meters, a height of 5 meters and a length of 16 meters. It weighs 378 tonnes and an operating life of 40 years.

AEM said last month that construction of the reactor building at unit 3 in Jiangsu province is nearing completion.

Tianwan 3 will be an AES-91 VVER-1000 unit designed by Gidropress and supplied by Russian state firm Rosatom. AtomStroyExport is the main contractor, supplying the nuclear island. First concrete for the unit was poured in December 2012. It is scheduled to begin operating February 2018. Two similar units began operating at the site in 2007, while construction of a fourth began in September 2013. Each of the VVERs is rated to produce 1060 MWe.

Source: World Nuclear News