Russia considers postponing construction of the BN-1200 breeder reactor

Russia's nuclear operator, Rosenergoatom, considers delaying an order for two BN-1200 breeder reactors, planned earlier. The company cited the need to develop the fuel and questioned the economic feasibility of the project. At the same time, the developers insist that the capital cost of BN-1200 would be comparable to that of a light-water VVER-TOI. The decision on BN-1200 is expected in the second quarter of 2015.