Today the company is focused mainly on elaboration of WWER rector plant designs of a wide power range from 300 to 1700 MW.
The WWER reactor plants constructed according to the OKB “GIDROPRESS” designs are operated at 19 nuclear power plants in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Finland, Bulgaria, Hungary, Czechia, Slovakia, China and Iran. They are 23 WWER-440 units of 10 120 MW total power, and 32 WWER-1000 units of 32 000 MW total power to be replenished in the near future with newly constructed WWER-1000 units. Activities are under way on service life extension of the first generation reactor equipment. Extensive work has been performed on elaboration of a high-power WWER-1500 reactor plant.
Today OKB “GIDROPRESS” is the only company in the world whose reactor plant designs are implemented simultaneously at five units abroad: Kudankulam NPP in India, Tianwan NPP in China. Each of the designs is unique, and each of the nuclear power plants has its own peculiarities. All designs have the following common features: high quality standards of work and maximum requirements for the safety level.
A long-term activity program (2009-2015) of the State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom” approved by the RF government in September 2008 provides for construction and commissioning of new commercial NPP units with an advanced WWER-1200 reactor plant. Today the work at this design is a priority one. The design is being developed on the basis of WWER technology proved by operational experience.
Also the long-term program determines the activities on fast reactor development. The work on SVBR-100 and SVBR-10 multipurpose fast reactors, cooled by lead-bismuth, and steam generators for sodium-cooled fast reactor plants will be continued in this direction.
Development of different versions of design solutions and a check of operability and reliability of the designed units and equipment are performed under the conditions being close to the full-scale ones using experimental facilities of the enterprise. An accredited test center works successfully. Certificate of accreditation confirms the technical competence and the right of the enterprise to perform certification tests.Using available production facilities, commercial manufacturing of the separate highly producible equipment for nuclear power plants has been mastered, and the test-bench equipment, models, units and products for tests as well as specialized systems of preoperational measurements and in-service inspection are being manufactured.
OKB “GIDROPRESS” is open for cooperation on problems of the reactor plants of various types.
Owing to the up-to-date design methods based on the long-term experience, qualified staff, computational and experimental studies of engineering solutions, capability of manufacturing the individual equipment based on the own production facilities, modern techniques and longing for the work and evolution the OKB “GIDROPRESS” is a reliable and stable partner.
OKB “GIDROPRESS” is the subordinate enterprise of State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom”.