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ROSATOM starts testing of unique equipment for BREST-OD-300 nitride fuel fabrication

Communications Department of ROSATOM, PUBLISHED 29.03.2024

The fuel manufacturing unit is the first facilities to be commissioned at the Pilot Demonstration Energy Complex in Seversk.

During the international forum ATOMEXPO-2024 in Sochi, ROSATOM has held a video conference with Seversk in West Siberia (Tomsk region), thus making a ceremony of starting the tests of the unique carbothermal fusion equipment at the facility for manufacturing of nuclear fuel for BREST-OD-300 Gen IV fast reactor.

The industrial site is under construction as part of the strategic "Proryv" (or "the Breakhrough") project.

The ceremony took place with participation of Alexey Likhachev, Director General of ROSATOM, Rafael Grossi, Director General of the IAEA (in video conference mode), and Sama Bilbao y Leon, Director General of the World Nuclear Association.

From the shop-floor in Seversk, the launch was accomplished by Evgeny Adamov, scientific director of "the Breakthrough" project, and Sergey Kotov, general director of the Siberian Chemical Combine (an enterprise of Rosatom's TVEL Fuel Company) where the unique Pilot Demonstration Energy Complex (PDEC) is under construction.

Topics: NFC, Nitride fuel, BREST, Russia

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