State Corporation ROSATOM and V4G4 Center of Excellence signed the Memorandum of Understanding on participation in partnership “International Research Center on the Basis of Multi-Purpose Research Reactor (MBIR)”.
Signing of the Agreement took place in the course of the International Conference on Fast Reactors and Related Fuel Cycles (FR-17), started in Yekaterinburg on June 26th. The Conference is jointly held by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) jointly with the Government of the Russian Federation supported by State Corporation ROSATOM. Conference operator is the Communication Company “Atomexpo”. The topic of the Conference FR-17 is the “Next Generation Nuclear Systems for Sustainable Development”. About 700 experts from more than 30 countries will participate in the Conference that will last until June 29th.
The Memorandum on IRC MBIR was signed by the Vyacheslav Pershukov, Director of the Department on Innovation Management, the First Deputy Director of the State Corporation ROSATOM, and Janos Gado, the Head of the Steering Committee of the V4G4 Center of Excellence. In accordance with the Documents the Parties agreed to coordinate the key terms of participation in IRC MBIR and determine the reactor resources necessary for performance of the scientific program.
On the basis of MBIR reactor ROSATOM launches the International Research Center that will coordinate distribution of reactor resources between users and at the same time it will be a continuous platform for collaborative research performed by several participants. Strategic task is to establish a World Center of Excellence on Fast Breeders. MBIR is being constructed at NIIAR site in Dimitrovgrad, Ulyanovsk Region.
V4G4 Center of Excellence was established by four Nuclear Industry Research Institutes and Engineering Companies from the Vyshegrad Four. V4G4 was registered in Slovakia.
Source: Press Service of Atomexpo LLC