An implementation assessment of PSKD-600 type power reactors was made. It was established that the readiness level of all PSKD-600 nuclear fuel cycle technologies is no lower than TRL5, and most correspond to readiness level no lower than TRL7, i.e., the basic technological solutions were also demonstrated under actual industrial conditions. The relevant R&D should be aimed at large-scale industrial implementation of technologies. The analysis showed that there are no fundamental constraints on the integration into the NFC infrastructure of a complex of interconnected technological objects that secure the operation of PSKD-600. Thus, the PSKD-600 reactor stock can be unrolled on the existing technological base.
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Alekseev, P.N., Kormilitsyn, M.V., Kormilitsyna, L.A. et al. NFC Russia Infrastructure Readiness Assessment for Development of PSKD-600 Power Reactors. At Energy 130, 1–5 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10512-021-00764-1