ITER. The first four Russian gyrotron complexes were sent to the construction site of the international thermonuclear reactor ITER. Gyrotrons are devices for additional plasma heating and current generation. “Without these complex systems, it is impossible to obtain the first plasma in the reactor; the operation of ITER without gyrotrons is unfeasible. This is the result of many years of painstaking work done by our scientists, engineers, who have tremendous experience and groundwork in the manufacture of such devices,” said Anatoly Krasilnikov, head of the Russian ITER Agency. In total, Russia will manufacture and supply 8 (out of 24) gyrotrons for ITER.
Fuel. Rosatom and the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan signed a contract for the supply of modified nuclear fuel for the VVR-SM research reactor. Dense uranium and uranium silicide fuels perform better than standard fuel assemblies. Due to the higher concentration of uranium, a proportional increase in the duration of the fuel campaign can be ensured. Fuel deliveries will be made in 2022 and 2023.
Wind Power. Rosatom has started the installation of wind power plants at the Kuzminskaya WPP (southern Russia). The site will house 64 wind turbines with a capacity of 2.5 MW each. The planned average annual output is 378 million kWh. As of now, four wind farms are already operating in the region: Kochubeevskaya wind farm (210 MW), Karmalinovskaya wind farm (60 MW), Bondarevskaya wind farm (120 MW) and Medvezhenskaya wind farm (60 MW). All construction and installation work at Berestovskaya wind farm (60 MW) and Trunovskaya wind farm (95 MW) have been completed.