Evaporative cooling tower No.3 is going to be the tallest building of the Leningrad NPP under construction. Its height will be 170 meters. The height of the first two cooling towers is 150 meters.
The cooling tower construction is carried out only during the frost-free season. So far, until the average temperature falls below 5 degrees, construction workers continue placing concrete according to around-the-clock schedule.
The height of each tier of the cooling tower is about one and a half meters. Concreting of a single tier requires a day of continuous operation. To date, the staff of the "Northern Construction Department" have reached the height of sixty meters.
With the help of a tower crane concrete is lifted upwards in a special container. Prior to doing this each concrete batch is thoroughly tested for compliance to the required parameters. The laboratory staff of the PJSC “SUS" testing center is constantly present on the construction site.
The cooling tower under construction is intended for Power Unit 2 of the new NPP. It is part of the water circulation system and it will serve to cool the turbine condenser.
The Holding “Titan-2” is the largest in the North-West group of companies, erecting the most important objects of the nuclear industry and energy. The organization performs a full range of construction and installation works from engineering to commissioning.
The Holding “Titan-2” is one of the main contractors for the construction of power units No. 1 and No. 2 of the Leningradskaya NPP-2. Main organizations of the company perform 30% of general construction and 80% of installation works on the site. Specialists of the holding are engaged on the objects of the Leningradskaya NPP-2 first and second power units. The works are being performed in the buildings of the reactor, turbine, electricity, water, heating system and other structures of power units.