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Belarusian NPP gets replacement for first reactor vessel from Russia

A new reactor vessel has arrived at the Belarusian nuclear power plant.

The structure weighing more than 300 tons and being 13 meters high was made in Russia's Volgodonsk.

Before arriving at the end point of the route the structure had to overcome a difficult way. In the beginning, the reactor vessel was taken from Volgodonsk in Novovoronezh by water.

The heart of the power unit was on the water voyage for 20 days.

By the way, this leg of the journey was the most difficult. The vessel was transported against the tide at almost walking pace. This is because the river has become too shallow so the transport workers had to literally pave the way meter by meter.

The overloading of the 300-ton vessel from a barge to the ground took eight hours. After Novovoronezh, the structure was shipped to the Belarusian border by railway.

Belarusian NPP gets replacement for first reactor vessel from Russia