The project will be financed under the Nuclear Power Industry Development state programme.
The funding for
the construction of the research installation based on a multifunctional
reactor in Dimitrovgrad, Ulyanovsk Region, will amount to 64.9 billion roubles.
Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed a resolution to this effect.
The 150 MW installation is expected to become the world’s most powerful
nuclear research facility. Its launch is scheduled for
2028. According to the resolution, the developer
will be the Research Institute of Nuclear Reactors, a division of Rosatom State
centre will test new heat and power generation technologies, as well as
radioisotope and modified material production methods. It will also thoroughly study
the problems of nuclear waste management and closed fuel
cycle. The project will be financed under the Nuclear Power Industry Development
It is also planned to establish an international research centre on the basis
of the research facility where scientists from many countries will be able to
pool their efforts in researching the peaceful use of nuclear energy.