The APEC Akademik Lomonosov will open a new era for Chukotka
The unique power system, floating nuclear thermal power plant "Akademik Lomonosov" is ready for operation. Now it is waiting for a long way to the Chukchi port of Pevek. Why was this place chosen for FNPP, what are its features compared to traditional nuclear power plants and what indirect benefits can it provide to Russia?
According to the report of Rosenergoatom (a structural unit of Rosatom Corporation), the floating nuclear thermal power plant (FNPP) Akademik Lomonosov is ready to begin operation. The tests of the nuclear power plant (NPP) have been completed. Both floating unit reactors have been successfully brought to full capacity. During the summer navigation of 2019, “Academician Lomonosov” will be able to tow to the Arctic port of Pevek in Chukotka, where it is to deliver the first kilowatt-hours of electricity to the network by December 2019.
What is the importance of this project for the Russian Arctic and why such an exotic construction was chosen for the power supply of the Far North?
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