Rosatom Starts The Construction Of Brest-OD-300 Fast Neutron Reactor

ROSATOM inaugurated the construction of the Brest-OD-300 pilot demonstration power plant at the site of the Siberian Chemical Combine (an enterprise of Rosatom-subsidiary TVEL Fuel Company).

The licence for construction has been issued by Russian regulator Rostechnadzor last February.

Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev, Tomsk regional governor Sergei Zhvachkin, Kurchatov Institute President Mikhail Kovalchuk, IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi, and other Russian and non-Russian guests attended the event.

The nuclear power industry’s resource base will practically become inexhaustible thanks to the infinite reprocessing of nuclear fuel. At the same time, the future generations will be spared the problem of accumulating spent nuclear fuel.

said Mr. Likhachev, Rosatom DG.

The Brest-OD-300 is a Generation IV lead-cooled fast reactor (LFR) and it is part of a pilot demonstration energy complex in the framework of the “Proryv” project.

This project is aimed at achieving a new quality of nuclear energy, development, creation and industrial implementation of closed nuclear fuel cycle (CNFC) based on fast reactors that will lead to the development of a large-scale nuclear power industry.

According to the planned timeline, the BREST-OD-300 reactor should start operating in 2026.

A fuel production facility will be built by 2023 and the construction of an irradiated fuel reprocessing module is scheduled to start by 2024.

Read the TVEL Press Release.