Rosatom subsidiary awards contract for construction of BREST-OD-300 fast reactor facility and power unit

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.

The total contract value is 26.3 billion rubles. The contractor will accomplish construction of reactor hall, turbine hall and related infrastructure facilities of the power plant. The completion is scheduled till the end of 2026.

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.

“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 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,” commented Vitaly Khadeev, Vice President for Development of Closed Nuclear Fuel Cycle Technologies and Industrial Facilities at TVEL JSC.