The huge component was made in South Korea by Doosan Heavy Industries using some forgings from China First Heavy Industries. It was shipped to Sanmen in July and yesterday lifted to a height of 54 metres in order to enter the reactor building through its open roof and then lowered into place with just 15 centimetres to spare on each side. The vessel head and control rod drive mechanisms are to be shipped and installed separately.
Meanwhile, construction at Sanmen’s second reactor is progressing. On 19 September, the third ring of the containment vessel was put in place in another heavy lifting job. The same work at unit 1 was carried out on 12 September 2010.
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- TEPCO Official – Pressure and Temperatures inside of Reactor 1 at Fukushima Daiichi exceeded Design Basis (enformable.com)
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- Cold Shutdown by January? – Reactor Temperatures Still Trouble Workers At Fukushima Daiichi (enformable.com)
- TEPCO To Sprinkle Low-Contamination Water For Fire-Prevention at Fukushima Daiichi after decontamination (enformable.com)
- Shaw nuclear subsidiary to sell investment in Westinghouse back to Toshiba – Constructors remain committed to nuclear power (enformable.com)
- NRC No. 11-046 March 13, 2011 – NRC SEES NO RADIATION AT HARMFUL LEVELS REACHING U.S. FROM DAMAGED JAPANESE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS (enformable.com)