The chief engineer of the Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant, Anatoly Bondar, announced on Wednesday that equipment needed to build the reactor will arrive on schedule.
He stated that the equipment should be arriving in the latter half of 2015, and major components, including reactor's shell and steamer, should come by the end of the year, in the fourth quarter.
“Equipment is delivered exactly on schedule and the schedule is tied with the construction and installation schedule," Anatoly said. "We don’t need the equipment in advance, and certainly we don’t need the equipment with delays."
The nuclear power plant project aims to construct an AES-2006 power plant approximately 18 km from Ostrovets in the Grodno Oblast. OAO NIAEP – ZAO ASE is the merged Russian company that will be the general contractor and designer of the facility.
The announcement states that it will be commissioned in 2018 and is expected to be functional in 2020.