New turbine installed at Armenian nuclear plant

Nov 28, 2018
Posted by Patrick Haddad

The upgrading activities have been completed on the second of the two turbine units at the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant (ANPP).

The work has come as part of the project to extend the service life of the plant, commonly known as Metsamor Nuclear Plant, which was first constructed in 1976.

The upgrading activities on the turbine unit started on June 1, 2018, and included the modernization of the turbine, the replacement of separators, steam superheaters, the turbine generator, the excitation system, and the replacement of conductors and block transformer.

Around 400 Russian specialists worked around-the-clock at the NPP in the town of Metsamor alongside their Armenian colleagues in order to help finish the upgrades on time.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2021, and Armenia will get a nuclear plant with modern equipment and safety on a par with world standards.

Acting Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources Garegin Baghramyan said earlier that the process of extending the service life of the plant is continuing at a fast pace.


Source: PanArmenian

Photo (for illustrative purposes): Metsamor NPP, cooling towers/ Adam Jones/ Wikimedia/ CC BY-SA 2.0


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