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PostPosted: Apr 06, 2018 12:29 am 
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Europe has banned Russian nuclear plants and some have been discontinued in an advanced construction stage. The West European nuclear industry is in a bad state. German companies have discontinued nuclear due to domestic ban on all nuclear. Areva has broken up after getting in trouble all over. There is no working EPR. I pity Poland and Russian clients who have fallen for ECM.
Perhaps European nuclear should move independent of politicians and cooperate with rosatom.


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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2018 2:25 pm 
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Europe has banned Russian nuclear plants and some have been discontinued in an advanced construction stage. The West European nuclear industry is in a bad state. German companies have discontinued nuclear due to domestic ban on all nuclear. Areva has broken up after getting in trouble all over. There is no working EPR. I pity Poland and Russian clients who have fallen for ECM.
Perhaps European nuclear should move independent of politicians and cooperate with rosatom.


Well, some Russian VVERs are being built in Finland and Hungary, both EU-countries. The Czech Republic is also considering the construction of new nuclear plants, including VVER-designs. The Czechs can manufacture a lot of the components needed for such nuclear plants themselves (Skoda JS, Doosan Skoda Power, etc), so they won't be completely dependent on Russian suppliers.

You're right about Poland. Poland has a much more troubled relationship with Russia than the Czech Republic or Hungary. So yes, the chance of Russian VVERs being built in Poland is basically zero. This is also the case with countries in Western Europe (UK, et cetera), where the Russians will have little or no chance due to politics, although the modern VVERs are good and proven designs.


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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2018 6:31 pm 
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There are reports that a modern VVER was in the running to get the slot in the GDA that eventually went to the HPR-1000.

The VVER has a lot of interesting features, and a hybrid design between Western and Russian practice might produce interesting results.
(Personally I think VVER steam generator design is superior, for example)


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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2018 5:59 am 
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If you are going to build MSRs, heck, any type of reactor, you may want to build a few with PCM thermal storage and with 2x12/7 power islands. This might help you survive Germany’s monomania with silly solar.

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