The world’s solely floating nuclear energy unit (FPU) Akademik Lomonosov not too long ago left the territory of Baltiyskiy Zavod in St. Petersburg, the place its development had been carried out since 2009, and headed to its base in Chukotka.
According to the Deputy Head of the Directorate for the Floating NPP Construction and Operation Dmitriy Alekseenko, the FPU towing to Pevek (ChAO) was deliberate in two phases: from St. Petersburg to Murmansk, after which from Murmansk to Pevek. “At the primary stage, the FPU with no nuclear gasoline on board can be towed from the territory of Baltiyskiy Zavod to the touchdown of Atomflot FSUE in Murmansk. Then, on the second stage (roughly in the summertime of 2019) it is going to be despatched from Murmansk to the seaport of Pevek, loaded with nuclear gasoline and with the crew on board”, D. Alekseyenko mentioned.
All mandatory development works to create on-shore infrastructure are underway in Pevek. The pier, hydraulic engineering constructions, and different buildings, essential for the mooring of FPU and operation of a FNPP can be prepared to make use of upon ‘Akademik Lomonosov’ arrival.
The nuclear gasoline can be loaded into the reactor and it is going to be bodily started-up in Murmansk this autumn. And on the similar time the ready-for-operation FPU can be delivered alongside the Northern Sea Route to the work website, unloaded on the mooring berth, and related to the coastal infrastructure in Pevek. After placing the FNPP into operation, which is deliberate for 2019, it’s going to substitute the Bilibino nuclear energy plant and Chaunskaya TPP which might be technologically outdated, and can change into probably the most northerly nuclear energy plant on this planet.
The nuclear energy plant has two KLT-40S reactor models that may generate as much as 70 MW of electrical power and 50 Gcal/hr of warmth power throughout its regular operation. This is sufficient to preserve the exercise of the city populated with 100,000 folks. The FPU is the distinctive and the world’s first venture of the cellular transportable energy unit of low energy. It is designed for the operation on the areas of the Extreme North and the Russian Far East. Its most important job is to supply the distant industrial vegetation, port cities, in addition to the offshore gasoline and oil platforms with electrical power. The FNPP is designed with the good margin of security that exceeds all doable threats and makes nuclear reactors invincible for tsunamis and different pure disasters. In addition, the nuclear processes on the floating energy unit meet all necessities of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and don’t pose any risk to the surroundings. (Source and picture: Rosatom)
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