MOSCOW, September 1 (RIA Novosti) - The Moscow based NIKIET institute has completed the engineering design for the BREST-300 fast reactor project, Russia’s state-run Rosatom nuclear agency reported Monday.
“Development of the technical design has been carried out since 2012… More than 25 divisions of NIKIET and over 35 companies and organizations within the industry were involved in the development,” Rosatom informed in a statement published on its website.
Creation of the BREST-300 reactor is part of Rosatom’s major innovative project Proryv in the framework of Russia’s Federal Target Program “Nuclear Energy Technologies of a New Generation”.
The project involves the construction of a pilot energy complex, complete with experimental lead-cooled nuclear reactor BREST-300 and a near-station manufacturing facility for dense nitride uranium-plutonium fuel.
The station will be built at the Siberian Chemical Combine site in Seversk, Tomsk Region. Construction of the reactor is set to finish by 2020.