JSC Rusatom Automated Control Systems (RASU, part of Rosatom) has completed the supply of electrical equipment to the Siberian Chemical Plant (SCC) in Seversk, Tomsk Region for the Experimental Demonstration Energy Complex (ODEK), which is being built under the Breakthrough (Proryv) strategic industry project intended to demonstrate closed fuel cycle technology. It will include three unique facilities: a module for fabrication and refabrication (MFR) of mixed dense uranium-plutonium nitride (MNUP) fuel, a 300 MWe Brest-300 lead-cooled fast reactor, and a module for reprocessing and recycling irradiated fuel. The RASU equipment will be used to put into operation a permanent power supply scheme for the MFR.

The manufacturer of packaged transformer substations and distribution points under these contracts was Rusatom-ElectroTechMash JSC. Yury Osetrov, Head of a Project Office at RASU JSC, noted that it had proved possible to implement equipment supply projects despite the difficult economic situation, including the withdrawal from the Russian market of a large foreign manufacturer of electrical equipment, whose components were originally designed as part of the equipment.

“RASU JSC implemented the first project using import substitution for global brands that have suspended their activities in Russia,” said Kirill Molokov, Director for Russian Projects of RASU JSC. “Thanks to the well-coordinated and professional work of the specialists of RASU JSC and Rusatom-ElectroTechMash JSC, domestic analogues of the necessary equipment were found, agreed with the customer and used, which are not inferior in terms of characteristics to the products of foreign vendors.”

As part of the ODEK construction project, RASU JSC is responsible for the design, manufacture, supply and commissioning of equipment for the automated monitoring and control system (ACS) for the MFR module. The main task of the ACS for MFR is to ensure the safe and reliable operation of personnel and process equipment in all operating modes.

Image: Pilot Demonstration Energy Complex (courtesy of Rosatom)