February 27, 2012 a meeting of the Board of Directors of JSC "AKME-engineering." The main item on the agenda were considered business plan and budget of the company for 2012.
General Director of "AKME-engineering" Vladimir Petrochenko:
— Among the priorities for the year 2012 in the business plan approved a license for placement of pilot unit with SVBR 100 in Dimitrovgrad, Ulyanovsk region. It is a complex multi-tier process consisting of, inter alia, of the key milestones in the project, as the assessment of the impact of the plant on the environment, feasibility study, preliminary safety analysis report, quality assurance programs, as well as the act of choice land.
Lead-bismuth fast reactors — A family of low-power reactors on fast neutrons power with lead-bismuth coolant. At present, Russia developed low-power reactor facilities such as MTBF for the creation of nuclear power sources in the power range of 10 — 40 MWe. (MTBF-10) and 100 — 400 MWe. (MTBF-100) using the modularity of power.
In the highest degree of maturity is the project MTBF 100. The project implements the company of "AKME-engineering" — a joint public-private venture between the State Corporation "Rosatom" and the largest private energy company in Russia "EvroSibEnergo" (owned by En + Group) in equal (50/50) shares.
An important feature SVBR 100 is integral (close coupled) first circuit arrangement of equipment in which all the equipment of the first circuit (actual reactor modules steam generators and reactor coolant pumps, etc.) taken in a single body with the complete absence of pipelines and valves of the first circuit.
Properties inherent safety and passive safety (physical layer) SVBR-100 can significantly reduce the structural complexity of the units and a modular construction principle.
The design SVBR-100 requirements laid down for the universality of the type of fuel used, so you can quickly move to use MOX, and later nitride fuel — laying the foundations for a "self-sufficiency" fuel in the closed nuclear fuel cycle.
The design and specification of RU allow to manufacture modules of RU in the factory and delivery to site by rail or road, which greatly reduces labor costs and timing of construction AU. It is assumed that mass production will allow Uzbekistan to reduce production costs and stable product quality.
According to the IAEA, the global demand for reactors of low and medium power (100-400 MW) to 2040 units is 500-1000. The total capacity of this segment of the market is estimated at 300-600 billion
The number of existing projects in the world RU small and medium power of this type is minimal. Technology SVBR-100 on the basic parameters related to the generation IV nuclear reactors and will help to ensure the status of Russia as a technology leader in the global nuclear power industry.
MTBF-100 has the potential to become the world’s first commercial reactor, the average power of the fourth generation with the use of heavy metals in the coolant and take 10-15% of the emerging global nuclear power market of small and medium power.