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    Russia has dozens of technological solutions for small nuclear power plants, says Rosatom


    November 22, 2022 - ITAR-TASS

     

      SOCHI, November 22. /TASS/. Rosatom has dozens of technological solutions for the creation of small nuclear power plants (SNPP), with several of them already being constructed, President of Rusatom Overseas (part of Rosatom state corporation) Yevgeny Pakermanov said at the Atomexpo-2022 forum on Tuesday.

      "Rosatom?s portfolio has dozens of tech solutions from the viewpoint of various options of SNPPs. We should focus on certain technologies. I would separate a range of floating nuclear plants. Moreover, the SNPP in Yakutia is currently at the implementation stage, the BREST-300 reactor in Seversk (the Tomsk Region - TASS), as well as the reactors in the design stage, the Shelf with a capacity of 10 MV and the reactor with a capacity of 1-2 MW to provide energy to remote areas that is being designed by the Kurchatov Institute," he said.

      According to figures provided by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), there are around 50 projects and concepts for small nuclear power plants, or small modular reactors (SMRs) as the IAEA defines them, throughout the world. The majority of them are at various stages of development, with some projects expected to be implemented very soon, according to reports. Four SMRs are currently at advanced stages of construction in Russia, Argentina and China. Meanwhile, several other countries having nuclear power plants and countries embarking on nuclear power development are conducting research and development work on SMRs, according to the agency.

      The international forum Atomexpo-2022 is one of the most important events in the global nuclear sector. Leading experts and specialists from over 50 countries are partaking in the forum, whose main theme is entitled: ?Nuclear Spring: Creating a Sustainable Future?. The role of nuclear energy living up to the goals of the global climate agenda and the contribution of nuclear technology to reaching the UN?s sustainable development targets is being debated at the forum on November 21-22. The Atomexpo-2022 forum has been held since 2009. TASS is the information partner of the forum. --0--tre/vvk

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