Plans & Construction
An agreement has been signed for the construction and installation of the MBIR multipurpose fast neutron research reactor, which will be built at Russia’s Scientific Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (NIIAR) near Dimitrovgrad in western Russaia, state nuclear corporation Rosatom said.
The agreement, signed between NIIAR and construction company Ural Energostroy, will see the construction of the main reactor building, including the installation of the reactor pressure vessel, the steam generators and the turbine units, as well as the ventilation systems, emergency heat removal systems and supporting and infrastructure facilities. The total value of the contract is 5.2 billion roubles (about €90 million).
The MBIR will replace the BOR-60 experimental fast reactor, one of the few operational fast neutron research and test reactors in the world. BOR-60 has been operational since 1969 and is due to be shut down and decommissioned in December 2020.
Full report in NucNet Database: News No. 359, 17 November 2014.