At the Petersburg International Economic Forum Vneshekonombank and ROSATOM signed a cooperation agreement. The parties agreed to consider VEB’s participation in the ROSATOM project to set up the International Center of Research based on the multi-purpose fast neutron reactor MBIR (ICR MBIR).
The document was signed by Vneshekonombank Chairman Sergey Gorkov and ROSATOM Director General Alexei Likhachev.
VEB and ROSATOM are ready study various instruments, including consultancy, financial, insurance and warranty support, to work out the project funding issue. The implementation of the MBIR reactor development project will ensure retaining and developing experimental basis of domestic nuclear power.
According to VEB’s New Strategy, the bank focuses on the proactive development and those innovative areas where Russia can be the global leader. These are blockchain, marketplace, quant and convergence technologies.
Source: Communications Department of ROSATOM, Press Service of Vneshekonombank