OKBM Afrikantov is a Russian nuclear engineering company, a subsidiary of Atomergomash, the ROSATOM’s machine-building holding company. The companies business areas include:
- Naval Reactor Plants
- Reactor Plants for Nuclear Icebreakers
- Fast Neutron Reactors
- Production Reactors
- Reactors for Small and Medium-Sized Power Stations
- High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactors
- Reactor Cores and Nuclear Fuel
- Pumping and Thermal-Mechanical Equipment for NPPs and Gas-Petrochemical Industry
- Nuclear Fuel Handling Equipment
The company traces its history back to December 27, 1945, when the USSR Council of People’s Commissars founded “OKB for the Design of Special Machines” to meet the challenges under the Soviet Atomic Project. From the late 1940s, OKB took an active part in the development and production of the first nuclear reactors.
The company is based in Nizhny Novgorod and named after its original chief designer Igor Afrikantov.