When the decision was made to add a fourth power generating unit to the BN-800 reactor, adding 880 MW of urgently needed generating capacity, the pace of construction was the first consideration. The $1.2B project was begun in 2011 and completed in 2014. Afterward, the plant’s Deputy Director of Construction estimated that using reinforcement couplers had eliminated two additional years of construction time and labor costs.
Completed in 2011.
More than 350,000 pcs.