The world’s largest movable structure is now complete. When the 36,000 ton confinement arch finally edged into place over Chernobyl’s Reactor #4, one of the largest and most hazardous construction projects in history reached its conclusion. Spanning 257 metres by 108 metres in height, the new sarcophagus will provide secure cover for at least 100 years - enabling the safe disassembly of the damaged reactor block.
Significantly, there are more than 2.5 million EJOT® fixings deployed in the Arch’s superstructure, predominantly A2 austenitic stainless steel JT3 self-drilling fasteners - specified after years of extensive technical consultation and project-related approvals.
Project Chernobyl is just one of many application stories from around the world where EJOT’s specialist fastening products have been deployed successfully in hazardous and highly corrosive atmospheres.