Sergei Ryzhov

 

 

Age: 52

 

Summary: Russian general director and chief designer of Russia's main nuclear reactor design company OKB Gidropress who oversaw detailed design of VVER reactor plants V-428, V-446, and V-412 for the nuclear power plants in China (Tianwan), Iran (Bushehr), and India (Kundankulam) during his tenure as head of the VVER reactor design division from 1998 to 2007, and who also oversaw work to update first-generation V-440 RP that led to life extension licences for Novovoronezh 3&4 and Kola 1&2.

 

 

Cause of Death: Airplane accident

 

Born: November 11, 1959

 

Died: June 20, 2011

 

Location: Petrozavodsk, Russia