Monday, May 21, 2018

World's first floating nuclear power plant reaches Russia's Arctic for maiden mission

Akademik Lomonosov
The first sea-borne nuclear power plant made in Russia has been towed to the country’s Arctic port of Murmansk, ready to undertake its first mission, generating electricity in remote locations.

The water-borne power plant, named Akademik Lomonosov, was built by the state-run nuclear corporation Rosatom in St. Petersburg. The new vessel is set to pioneer a new power source for remote regions of the planet, the company says.

The floating nuclear power plant will take on board a supply of nuclear fuel and will then be towed to Pevek, a small town in the Far Eastern region of Chukotka. The port of Pevek, which is located in Russia’s extreme northeast, is separated from the US state of Alaska by the 86-km (53 mile) wide Bering Strait.

The power plant is set to start providing electricity for homes as soon as in 2019, replacing a coal-powered plant and an old nuclear power plant that provides electricity to more than 50,000 people in the region.
 RT
 21/5/18
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