Once again, VOLLMERT was allowed to support the Leibstadt nuclear power plant with our air cushion technology and special equipment such as fully electric, self-propelled SFT40 transport gear, a synchronous lifting system with hydraulic rams developed especially for the project, and much more!
The starting signal for this project was already given in February 2019 in Zurich. At that time, the customer presented the project for the first time. We quickly developed solutions based on the customer’s ideas, which were planned for June 2020.
The task for VOLLMERT was to support the customer during a planned reactor shutdown with manpower and equipment for the renewal of the condenser – the heart of the reactor’s cooling system. For this purpose, after the condenser had been “gutted” from the inside, we had to retract 24 new devices and position them in said condenser. After positioning, each “package”, which was moved on specially designed lifting/rotating and traversing equipment with air cushions, was individually calibrated. Only then many hard-working welders can begin to weld the approximately 50,000 titanium tubes into these fixtures.