The kick-off meeting of the project on limited scope NESA (Nuclear Energy System Assessment) of Liquid Metal Fast Reactors (LMFR) hosted by ROSATOM-CICE&T was completed on 11 February 2015. This is the 2-nd NESA-related event organized by ROSATOM-CICE&T. The first was performed in the form of training for Indonesian specialists in December, 2014 (http://rosatomtech.com/?p=1410 ) with the focus on LWR and associated fuel cycles.
At the 20th INPRO Steering Committee meeting (May 2013), several Member States expressed interest in performing limited scope NESA of LMFR designs. In the 21st INPRO Steering committee meeting (November 2013), the 2014-15 INPRO Action Plan included a new activity on limited scope NESA of LMFR. The project objectives were to assess these nuclear energy systems using INPRO methodology in the areas of Reactor Safety, Environment, Waste Management, Economics and Infrastructure and to identify the follow up actions for sustainable development of LMFR in Russian Federation.
The kick-off meeting marked the significant interest to NESA for LMFR. More than 20 specialists from leading Russian research centers involved in FR development contributed in the meeting from the side of SSC RF-IPPE, JSC «Afrikantov OKBM», JSC “NIKIET” with presentations and discussions on the emerging topics of BN-1200 assessment with the use of INPRO methodology.
The IAEA side was represented by Mr. A. Korinny (Nuclear engineer, INPRO section, Department of Nuclear Energy, Division of Nuclear Power).