It was a subcontractor’s mistake, which didn’t follow the instruction for cargo slinging, that led to suspension of the reactor’s mounting at the Belarussian nuclear power plant.
This is what Rosatom’s First Deputy CEO for Operations Management Alexander Lokshin told in an interview published on the company’s website.
He said that the employees of the contractor responsible for the failure had been suspended from work at the Belarusian nuclear power plant’s site and will never be permitted to work at Russian nuclear facilities.
Simultaneously, he stressed that the equipment itself and the reactor’s shell hadn’t been damaged. Nevertheless, at request of the customer, Rosatom is ready to replace the shell of the reactor at under-construction Belarussian NPP.
As a reference, Belarussian NPP is being erected in the Ostrovetsky district of the Grodnensky region of the country in accordance with the Russian VVER-1200 project.