On February 12-15, 2013 the specialists from OKB “GIDROPRESS” Deputy Chief Designer, Mr. I.Vasilchenko, and Head of group, Mr. V.Vyalitsyn, visited JSC “Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant” (Novosibirsk)
During 35 years OKB “GIDROPRESS” has been cooperating with the plant in designing the WWER core and its components. The plant product is fuel assembly TVS-2M and it shows remarkably high reliability. The issues of further improvement of TVS-2M design and technology and its following modifications for AES-2006 and WWER-TOI were discussed. The meeting with the plant leaders was held and information on the reactor plant designs developed by OKB “GIDROPRESS” and core structure features was given at the meeting. During the business trip a visit to the academic town to Institute of Thermal Physics of Siberian RAS department was organized. The issues on further participation of the Institute in spacing and mixing grid tests and other works were discussed. At the present time fuel assemblies designed by OKB “GIDROPRESS” and produced by JSC “Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant” are operated successfully in Russia at Units 1, 2, 3&4 of Balakovo NPP, Units 1&2 of Rostov NPP, Unit 5 of Novovoronezh NPP and abroad at Units 1&2 of Tianwan NPP, Unit 1 of Bushehr NPP, Unit 1 of Kudankulam NPP.