27.04.2017_No83 / News in Brief

Russia Announces Progress On First Floating Nuclear Station

Plans & Construction

Akademik Lomonosov under construction ©Rosenergoatom

27 Apr (NucNet): The installation of the the main components of the nuclear steam supply system has been completed at Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant, the Akademik Lomonosov, which is under construction at Baltiysky Zavod JSC (the Baltic Shipyard) in St Petersburg, Russian nuclear operator Rosenergoatom said. Rosenergoatom said preparations are under way for the flushing of the primary and secondary circuits at the plant, a prerequisite to hydraulic testing. The Akademik Lomonosov will be the first vessel of a proposed fleet of floating plants with small pressurised water reactor units that can provide energy, heat and water to remote and arid areas of the country. The 21,000-tonne vessel will have two Russian-designed KLT-40S reactor units with an electrical power generating capacity of 35 MW each, sufficient for a city with a population of around 200,000 people. The Akademik Lomonosov is scheduled for deployment at a site in the Arctic town of Pavek in Russia’s far northeast Chukotka region, where coastal infrastructure work began in October 2016.

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