Equipment from Croatia Helps Upkeep of Russian Nuclear Plants

Lauren Simmonds

The Croatian company deals with liquid flow control technology and the designing and manufacturing of electro-hydraulic equipment.

As Darko Bicak/Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 30th of August, 2018, based on its own extensive know-how developed over the past 35 years, Croatia’s Hydromat, which has thirty employees and boasts revenues of a little less than 10 million kuna, has delivered technological solutions for as many as twenty projects undertaken in/by nuclear power plants, industrial plants, and complex vessels across the world over the past year alone.

Namely, Hydromat, owned by Slavko Canjuga, has recently completed the installation of its own construction and production equipment in the new seventh block of a nuclear power plant located in Russia.

As explained by the company, their equipment is being used in the aforementioned Russian power plant to protect the pumps and the main water-based nuclear coolant system. Back in 2016, the same Croatian company also supplied and fitted equipment for the same purpose for the older sixth block of the same nuclear power plant. In these two blocks, the products are the latest development achievement which meet all the elaborate post-Fukushima safety requirements.

The reactors used are among the most powerful built so far and possess desirable, key advantages in their high efficiency, their durability and their overall safety. In addition, this plant produces around 85 percent of the electricity needed for the entire region. To compare, just these two new blocks alone have power of 2400 MW, which equals the power of every single Croatian hydro and thermal power plant, including the larger NE Krško.

In addition to this plant, the very same systems have been installed in NE Rostov-Volgodonsk, and in the past year, the necessary equipment, the hydraulic actuator system for the steam supply, and the safety stopping of the latest generations of the new generation 22220 nuclear warheads have also been installed.

“Since our equipment has proved its quality and that has been confirmed by the Russian Rosatoma system, it’s likely to be built into the nuclear projects that this company has contracted around the world. They have current nuclear development projects in Turkey, Iran, Egypt, India, and in Pakistan,” Canjuga stated.

Since 1982, Croatia’s Hydromat has been operating in various forms, from relatively small and humble beginnings as an obrt located in the Northern Croatian town of Varaždin, and only expanding and branching further out. The company is a stable one and has always dealt with the same thing and carried out the same activities – the construction and production of hydraulic equipment and automation.

Canjuga’s son Krešimir is at the position of head of research and development for the successful company making big moves in Russia.


Click here for the original article by Darko Bicak for Poslovni Dnevnik


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