NSC Site Inspection, 11 November 2013.


NSC (New Safe Confinement) Arch, site inspection, Chernobyl, 11 November 2013.

By 11 November 2013, the East Arch section, the first of the two half’s of the NSC main structure, was self-supporting on its sliding foundations with no further jacking required, although piling work in the South trench continued for the remaining sliding foundations.

1. NSC East Arch section with jacking towers partly removed – 11 November 2013.
2. NSC East Arch section showing jacking towers in situ, on 20 October 2013, (before removal) see (1) above..
3. NSC East Arch section, resting on its skid interface and foundations – 11 November 2013.
4. NSC West Arch sections, showing one of the connection brackets foreground – 11 November 2013.
5. One of (4) four NSC Arch tower cranes used in the assembly process (far right) and jacking tower (centre right) – 11 November 2013.
6. Anthony Addington-Barker during site visit – 11 November 2013.

    Other References:
  1.  Chernobyl’s New Safe Confinement
  2.  NSC, Chernobyl Mega Project