OKBM Afrikantov

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OKBM Afrikantov
Public (OAO)
Industry Nuclear engineering
Headquarters Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Parent Rosatom
Website www.okbm.nnov.ru
OKBM Afrikantov in Nizhny Novgorod

OKBM Afrikantov (full name: OAO I. I. Afrikantov OKB Mechanical Engineering, Russian: Опытное конструкторское бюро машиностроения им. И. И. Африкантова) is a nuclear engineering company located in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. It is a subsidiary of Rosatom. The company is named after Igor Afrikantov. It is best known as the main designer for the Soviet Union's and Russia's flagship nuclear propulsion projects, including the first nuclear submarine reactor, reactors for the nuclear icebreaking fleet, and reactors for the floating nuclear power plant project, as well as its experimental fast breeder reactors.

History[edit]

The company was founded in 1945. In 1998, it was named after its former chief designer and director I. I. Afrikantov.

Products[edit]

The company is a developer of the nuclear reactors. It has designed and assembled KLT-40S reactors for the first Russian floating nuclear power station Akademik Lomonosov.[1] It also developed the RITM-200 design pressurized water reactor which is used for LK-60 model nuclear-powered icebreaker.[2]

OKBM Afrikantov participated in the construction of China Experimental Fast Reactor.[3]

Reactors[edit]

A list of some reactors under her flagship or participation:

Name Power (in MWe) Technology Producer Status
a 0 a a a
ABV 3-10 PWR OKBM Afrikantov & IPPE Detailed Design
OK-650 190 PWR OKBM Afrikantov Operating
KLT-20 20 PWR OKBM Afrikantov Conceptual Design
KLT-40 35 PWR OKBM Afrikantov Under Construction
VBER-300 325 PWR OKBM Afrikantov Licensing Stage
VBER-150 110 PWR OKBM Afrikantov Conceptual Design
BN GT-300 300 SFR OKBM, IPPE & SPb AEP Conceptual Design
BMN-170 170 SFR OKBM, IPPE & SPb AEP Conceptual Design
RITM-200 50 PWR OKBM Afrikantov Under Construction
GT-MHR 285 HTGR OKBM Afrikantov Conceptual Design Completed
MHR-T 4х205.5 HTGR OKBM Afrikantov Conceptual Design
MHR-100 25 - 87 HTGR OKBM Afrikantov Conceptual Design
IRIS 335 PWR OKBM (participant) Basic Design
CEFR 20 LMFR OKBM (participant) Operating
MBUR-12 12 SFR OKBM & IPPE Early Conceptual Design
SAKHA-92 1 PWR OKBM Conceptual Design
BN-800 800 SFR OKBM Under Construction
BN-1200 1200 SFR OKBM Under Development
z 9999 z z

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reactors ready for floating plant". World Nuclear News. 2009-08-07. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  2. ^ "Shipyard wins giant nuclear icebreaker tender". World Nuclear News. 2012-08-07. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  3. ^ "Chinese fast reactor starts supplying electricity". World Nuclear News. 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 

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