ArmInfo. Specialists of the South Caucasian Railway completed reconstruction of the Armavir-Arshaluys section leading to the Armenian nuclear power plant and have not been used since 2011. Repair work, which involved 33 railway workers, began in mid-July this year. As a result, restored 14 km of the road, replaced by 3.9 thousand sleepers. The work was carried out using a locomotive, mechanization and other special equipment.
Inspection and control over the course of the restoration was carried out on a weekly basis by a commission chaired by Sergei Valko, General Director of SCR. On the renovated railway section has already passed with a check wagon-track gauge, the infrastructure is ready to receive cargo. Thus, as of September 8, the company completed the repair of the infrastructure located on its own balance sheet, while the access roads located on the territory of the nuclear power plant are being repaired by the NPPs, with the help of the organizations involved in the competition.
Within the program to extend the life of the power unit N2 of the Armenian nuclear power plant from November this year, deliveries to the station of large-scale equipment, delivery of which is impossible without rail transport, will begin.
The Armenian nuclear power plant consists of two units with Soviet (Russian) VVER reactors. The first unit was commissioned in 1976, the second - in 1980. In March 1989, after the Spitak earthquake, which killed 25 thousand people, the station's work was stopped. In November 1995, in connection with the most acute energy crisis, the second power unit of the station with a capacity of 407.5 MW was involved. In March 2014, the Armenian government decided to extend the life of the second power unit by 10 years - until 2026. The project is coordinated by the subsidiary structure of the State Corporation Rosatom - JSC Rusatom Service. Completion of work is planned for 2019. The Government of the Russian Federation allocated a $ 270 million state export loan to Armenia and a $ 30 million grant for these purposes. In March 2015, the Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) was established to implement the program. by now, four meetings of the JCC have been held.