The dates for the construction of a high-power reactor BN-1200M

The project of the first commercial nuclear power unit with a BN-1200M fast neutron nuclear reactor has become even closer to its implementation. If Atomproject JSC (part of Rosatom) will justify the competitiveness of a promising development, then the decision to build a pilot power unit at the Beloyarsk NPP can be made already in the early 20s.

Recall that in 2018, Rosatom Corporation adopted a new strategy for domestic nuclear energy. Its essence lies in the transition to a two-component system, where VVER thermal neutron reactors will be operated in combination with fast neutron reactors in a closed nuclear fuel cycle (NFC).

The above approach allows us to effectively solve two important problems at once: to reduce the amount of radioactive waste due to the “burning out” of dangerous radionuclides and, as a result, to use the limited reserves of natural uranium more economically. It is worth noting that today Russia is a leader in the technology of creating fast neutron reactors.

In 2017, Rosatom prepared technical project of the first commercial "fast" power unit BN-1200M with a capacity of 1200 MW. Then, at a meeting of the thematic scientific and technical councils of the corporation, it was decided to finalize the documentation in order to improve the technicaleconomic indicators.

According to the current terms of reference, the construction of the BN-1200M will take 60 months, its life will be 60 years, and the unit cost of electricity will be 2,35 rubles per kWh. At the same time, the “fast” power unit is much safer than modern reactors.

In the case of confirmation of commercial competitiveness, obtaining all necessary permits and documents (which will take time), the construction of BN-1200M at the Beloyarsk NPP may begin by 2025.
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  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 9 December 2019 20: 25
    I hope that only Russia will own such technologies!
  3. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 10 December 2019 16: 36
    - It is unlikely that such a project can take place at all ...
    - I willingly believe that everything would work out and surrender at the appointed time, if all this would be supervised by L.P. Beria ...
    - And so ... - this whole "commercial project" suspiciously strongly resembles a "nanotechnology project" ... - Chubais ears stick out from everywhere ...
    - By the way ... - but didn't Chubais himself muddied such a "project" ???
    1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
      Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 10 December 2019 17: 16
      Not that Chubais does not - it turns out a brewery. And this is serious. 100 thousand tons of uranium-238 can be converted into electricity.
      Russia is still the only one who owns these technologies. As for the United States, they buy Russian uranium for their power plants, refined from the Russian company Westinghouse.
    2. Nick Offline Nick
      Nick (Nikolai) 11 December 2019 04: 57
      Quote: gorenina91
      - It is unlikely that perhaps such a project will take place ..

      As always, the arguments are zero. One gloom. Find an experienced psychologist.
  4. Screw Offline Screw
    Screw (Gennady) 10 December 2019 18: 23
    Is it possible that americium with curium, the poisoners of the core, have learned to "burn out" in these small barrels? Or is it just supposed?
    1. Nick Offline Nick
      Nick (Nikolai) 11 December 2019 05: 07
      Quote: Cog
      Is it possible that americium with curium, the poisoners of the core, have learned to "burn out" in these small barrels? Or is it just supposed?

      It seems that uranium 235 and the accumulated energy plutonium will be burnt. MOX type fuel.
  5. slesarg65 Offline slesarg65
    slesarg65 (Igor Ivanov) 22 December 2019 04: 28
    Physics is not subject to politics! And if there is a way to burn the tails, why not? !!
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