11 October 2020
The State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom plans to complete work on the creation of a multipurpose fast neutron research reactor (MBIR) at the SSC RIAR site in the city of Dimitrovgrad, Ulyanovsk region in 2026 - a year ahead of schedule. This was reported to TASS by Gennady Sakharov, Director for Capital Investments, State Construction Supervision and State Expertise of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom.
The State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom has set itself an ambitious goal - to complete work on the MBIR reactor ahead of schedule. The work is planned to be completed one year ahead of schedule.
At the moment, the construction of fire extinguishing tanks, a block of auxiliary structures of the main reactor building is underway at the site. A site is being set up to accommodate the construction and assembly base.

The construction site employs about 200 builders, including engineering and technical personnel, 26 pieces of equipment are involved. In 2021, the contractor will increase its workforce to 500 people. More than 100 employees with engineering education will also start implementing projects, and the number of equipment will increase to 112 units. In the future, about 1,300 - 1,500 specialists will be employed in the construction of a research reactor in Dimitrovgrad.

The construction of MBIR, on the basis of which it is planned to create an International Research Center, began in Dimitrovgrad in 2015. The purpose of the MBIR construction is to create a high-flux research reactor on fast neutrons, the unique consumer properties of which will contribute to the successful production of electricity and heat, the development of new technologies for the production of radioisotopes and modified materials, as well as the innovative conduct of reactor and post-reactor research.


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