Construction Contracts Awarded For Fast Neutron Reactor Facility

Siberian Chemical Plant (a subsidiary of TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM in Seversk, Tomsk region, West Siberia) has signed the contract with Concern Titan-2 engineering company for construction and installation works within the project of BREST-OD-300 lead-cooled fast neutron reactor facility.

Fast Neutron Reactor Facility envisionedRosatom said December 5 that one of its subsidiaries had signed a $420.9 million contract for construction and installation within the project of BREST-OD-300 lead-cooled fast neutron reactor facility.

The contract was signed by the Siberian Chemical Plant, which is a subsidiary of Rosatom through the TVEL Fuel Company, and Concern Titan-2 engineering company.

“The contractor will accomplish the construction of the reactor hall, turbine hall and related infrastructure facilities of the power plant. The completion is scheduled till the end of 2026,” the company announced.

“Contracting for BREST-OD-300 reactor facility and power unit construction is the major long-anticipated milestone of “the Breakthrough” project implementation in 2019. After commencing the works for the fabrication/refabrication facility, we are moving further to the construction of the key facility of PDEC which should become the prototype of the nuclear power of the future. Besides, construction and operation of PDEC facilities would create over 800 new jobs in Seversk,” said Vitaly Khadeev, Vice President for Development of Closed Nuclear Fuel Cycle Technologies and Industrial Facilities at TVEL JSC.

“Proryv” or “the Breakthrough” project targets the creation of the new technology platform for the industry with a closed nuclear fuel cycle, as well as tackling the issues of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste. One of the project implementations is the construction of the Pilot Demonstration Energy Complex with a lead-cooled BREST-OD-300 fast neutron reactor facility with an on-site closed nuclear fuel cycle.

A 300 MW plant powered by the innovative fast reactor is the key facility of the Pilot Demonstration Energy Complex (PDEC), which is in process of construction at the Siberian Chemical Plant, as a part of the strategic Russian nuclear project “Proryv” or “the Breakthrough”. In addition to the power unit, PDEC will include an on-site closed nuclear fuel cycle with a facility for fabrication/re-fabrication of mixed nitride uranium-plutonium nuclear fuel, as well as a spent fuel reprocessing facility.

TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM provides nuclear fuel for 76 power reactors in 15 countries worldwide, research reactors in eight countries, as well as transport reactors of the Russian nuclear fleet. As such, every sixth power reactor in the world operates on fuel manufactured by TVEL. 

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