From September 29 to October 4 in ROSATOM CICE&T the training seminar “Introduction to the Liquid Metal Fast SMR Technology” was organized in cooperation with JSC «AKME-engineering». The main training objectives were attaining the knowledge of advantages of fast reactors with lead- bismuth coolant and perspective areas of small modular nuclear power plants based on SVBR -100.
“The SVBR-100 Project” has been under development by “AKME-engineering” since 2009 and is focused at the development and implementation of fast reactor cooled by lead-bismuth eutectic with the installed power capacity of 100 MWt el. This reactor belongs to Generation –IV. Presently, our main objective is to ensure the construction of the first pilot power unit to demonstrate superior safety and efficiency of SVBR technology. After that we will be able to offer customers thoroughly tested reactors . Nevertheless, we consider that it is important to start working with potential customers to refine the actual market requirements for SVBR technology , developing a system of international cooperation on the SVBR-100 project to ensure its competitiveness in the local foreign markets. This is the first time we have organized the seminar like this to understand each other better and talk about the project on the “same language”. “First of all, this is a work meeting, which I am sure will reveal additional points of the SVBR-100 project” – said General Director of JSC “AKME-engineering” Vladimir Petrochenko.
The event program included reports from international experts on the subject of small nuclear power plants, lectures of technical specialists, group discussions , technical tour to the test facilities of the SSC RF-IPPE – heart of the Pb-Bi technology development and operating on a computer simulator of SVBR-100.
Totally 16 specialists from Belgium, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Italy , Spain, Turkey, the Czech Republic and Slovakia participated in this seminar. Among distinguished lecturers were Prof. Georgy Toshinsky (SSC RF-IPPE), Dr. Radomir Ashadulin (SSC RF-IPPE), Dr. Hadid Subki (Technical Lead of Section on the IAEA small and medium size nuclear reactors) and Professor Zaki SUUD (Bandung Institute of Technology).