Rosatom launches construction of a fast neutron reactor

In the closed city of Seversk (Tomsk Region), ROSATOM has launched the construction of a power unit with a fast neutron reactor BREST-300. Concrete was poured into the foundation of the future facility. The construction was started by the Director General of Rosatom Alexey Likhachev and the President of the Kurchatov Institute Research Center Mikhail Kovalchuk.

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi, via video link, called the construction of the reactor a promotion of the global nuclear industry. “With the launch of BREST, Rosatom and in general the nuclear industry around the world is moving forward,” said the head of the IAEA (quoted by TASS).

BREST-OD-300 is a Russian project of fast neutron reactors with a lead coolant, a double-circuit heat transfer to the turbine and supercritical steam parameters. It will be built as part of the breakthrough strategic industry project.