ZAGREB, August 20, 2019 – The Karlovac-based Adriadiesel factory is going to overhaul an 84-tonne diesel generator from the Russian nuclear power plant in Smolensk, after it was transported from Russia to Croatia by an Antonov 124, a four-engine cargo jet, the HRT public broadcaster reported on Monday evening when the plane landed at Franjo Tuđman Airport.
The diesel generator was manufactured 42 years ago in that Karlovac factory when it had operated under the name Jugoturbina. The purpose of that generator is to provide the NPP with electricity in cases of accidents and power failures inside the plant.
Adriadiesel produces diesel engines and other power plant equipment, as well as spare parts for ADRIA 40 and MAN Diesel SE fourstroke diesel engines and it also provides maintenance and servicing of diesel engines, compressors, pumps and other power plant equipment, the factory says on its website.
A senior executive of the factory was quoted as saying that the job of the overhaul of the Smolensk nuclear plant’s engine is evidence of robust revival of the metal industry in Karlovac County.
The job of the overhaul, which will engage local sub-contractors, is due to be completed until the end of this year.
Currently, some 50 generators produced in Croatia are used in nuclear plants in eastern European countries and their function is to provide those plants with electricity in the event of accidents and power failures.
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