Specialists of SSC RIAR have successfully completed the modernization of the VK-50 reactor
AtomInfo.Ru, PUBLISHED 31.03.2022
At the site of JSC "SSC RIAR" (part of the scientific division of the state corporation "Rosatom" - JSC "Science and Innovations"), a large-scale repair of a nuclear power plant with a research reactor VK-50 has been completed.
For the first time in the last 20 years, it delivered 50 MW of electric power to the grid.
VK-50 provides energy and heat to the residents of the Ulyanovsk region and the site of the institute, and is also used to conduct a wide range of experimental work.
This is the first and only operating pressurized boiling reactor with natural coolant circulation in the country.
Over the course of eight months, a major overhaul of the steam turbine plant and cooling tower was carried out, the power equipment of the reactor was partially updated, and buildings were repaired.
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