The New Safe Confinement for the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant


The New Safe Confinement is a joint project of VINCI Construction Grand Projects and Bouygues Travaux Publics (NOVARKA consortium).
The Confinement is an arch-shaped protective shell. At the time of commissioning, it was the world’s largest movable land-based structure. Its total weight is over 30,000 tonnes. The arch can withstand temperatures from -43°С to + 45°С, an F3 tornado and an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.

The Odesa cement plant supplied 100% of cement to construct the protective structure. 

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