- Full Name
- Atomny Blochny Vodyanoy - Nuclear Modular Water
- OKBM Afrikantov
- MWe (net)
- Under Development
Design Profile Description
In addition to a KLT-40 reactor, Russia’s OKBM Afrikantov has also been developing a smaller unit, ABV. There are three versions of this design that have been developed, ABV-3, ABV-6, and ABV-6M. These versions differ in terms of power generation capacity, core life, number of assemblies, and level of enrichment, among other dimensions. It is the latest ABV-6M design, however, that is considered the base model.
The ABV-6M was designed to be deployed on floating nuclear power stations and be barge-mounted; however, the OKBM Afrikantov has also designed a land-based version of the plant. The key characteristic that sets the ABV reactor apart from its competitor, KLT-40S, is the fact that it can be moved through the estuary of a river far inside the continent, moving it closer to consumers. In fact, to move the plant, the channel needs to be only 2.5 m to 5 m deep. The ABV-6M has a core life of 10 years and a design of the plant of 50 years.
The ABV-6M is at an advanced stage of development and although there is no definitive decision regarding construction, the option of building a floating nuclear power plant with AVB-6 reactors is under consideration.
Main Companies Involved
Afrikantov OKBM: http://www.okbm.nnov.ru/english