Floating nuclear plant

Print edition : January 11, 2013

The Akademik Lomonosov,the floating nuclear plant.-SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA

THE Russian utility company Rosenergoatom signed a contract on December 7 with Baltiysky Zavod-Shipbuilding (BZS) for the completion of the first floating nuclear power plant. Under it, BZS will complete the vessel for delivery to Rosenergoatom on September 9, 2016. The plant, called Akademik Lomonosov, will then be put into use in Vilyuchinsk, in the Kamchatka region in Russias far east.

According to Rosenergoatom, over 90 per cent of the work has been completed on the hull of the ship, the turbo-generators have already been installed, and the two 35 MW KLT-40S nuclear reactorssimilar to those used in Russias nuclear-powered ice breakershave been assembled and delivered to the shipyard ready for installation. The first batch of fuel for the floating plant has also already been produced.

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