Russian-Ukrainian alliance began joint construction of pumps for nuclear power plants

Vladislav Vorotnikov writes:

Russian concern Ruselprom has carried out the first supply of electric motors for pumps used in the construction of nuclear power plants to the PJSC Sumy Machine Building Scientific Production Association, one of the largest engineering enterprises of Ukraine.

Six power plants will be used for the production of pumping units which in turn will be supplied to the Russian nuclear power plants – in particular for the construction of the fourth unit of the Rostov nuclear power plant. Russian-Ukrainian project started in autumn 2012 while the contract for the supply of equipment was concluded in May 2013.

According to official information in the design of electric motors for pumps it has been used cutting-edge materials and technologies that have greatly reduced vibration and noise, increased the resource of motors, improved energy and mechanical properties, as well as simplified the installation and repair of equipment by reducing its weight (total weight of six electric motors is 36 tons).

"Russian electric motors mounted on the Ukrainian electric pump, which, in turn, will be used at the most important energy facilities of Russia”- commented the representative of the project Stanislav Shcherbakov. “Rostov nuclear power plant, for example, now provides over 15% of the electricity needs of the south of Russia, and after the construction of new units, this figure will rise”.