Chernobyl Shelter & New Safe Confinement

New Safe Confinement (NSC) will provide a lasting defence against the leak of radioactive material from the reactor which exploded at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986. Chernobyl’s New Safe Confinement (NSC) represents an extraordinary feat of engineering, as it is as tall as the New York’ Statue of Liberty and it was assembled offsite and then slid into position. The NSC encloses both the remains of reactor number four and the ‘sarcophagus’ which was hastily constructed after the original disaster under a huge arch and thus prevents water or snow seeping into the site and dust dispersing from it. The work has been carried out by the Novarka consortium, made up of Vinci Construction Grands Projects and Bouygues Construction, and the NSC’s assembly should be finished this November.

The technical talk will cover the background to the disaster, the Lancashire connection and the key design decisions. In particula, it will address the construction methodology based on the environment and condition of the existing sarcophagus.

Event Information

Event Status
Places Available

Event Date
13/02/2018

Time
18:30

Price
Free

Location
Lecture Theatre A, School of Civil Engineering, The University of Leeds, LS2 9JT

Speaker(s)
Phil Nelson CEng FIStructE

Event Association
Nuvia Ltd

Event Contact
David Bodin Galvez

Event Contact Email
David.bodin@avie-consulting.co.uk

Additional Information
Free buffet from 18:00

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Regional Group
Yorkshire





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