The Chernobyl sarcophagus

The Chernobyl sarcophagus
The Chernobyl sarcophagus

Chernobyl - Ukraine
  • The Chernobyl sarcophagus
  • The Chernobyl sarcophagus
108 m
and 23,000 tonnes in weight

Bouygues Travaux Publics and Vinci are constructing the new confinement shelter for the reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear plant, in Ukraine. The colossal structure (measuring 108 metres in height and with a frame weighing 23,000 tonnes) has a projected lifespan of 100 years. Once it has been installed, it will be possible to begin dismantling the damaged reactor that was responsible for the disaster in 1986. All the workers involved in this project receive increased medical monitoring, and have been issued with specific protection equipment.