Russian Floating Nuclear Plant: Reactors Loaded

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Monday, October 07, 2013
Loading reactor: Photo credit Rosenergoatom

The two reactors for Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant, due to be stationed in the Arctic, have been installed, reports "Barents Observer', citing Russia's state nuclear power company Rosenergoatom.

Each of the KLT-40S reactors that were recently lifted onboard “Akademik Lomonosov” at the Baltisky Zavod has a power output of 35 MWe.

The reactors were assembled and tested at AtomEnergoProekt in Nizhniy Novgorod before being shipped to the yard outside St. Petersburg. The floating nuclear power plant, named “Akademik Lomonosov” is a huge barge that will finally be towed out of the Baltic Sea and north around the coast of Norway towards the Northern Sea Route. Its final homeport will be Pevek on the Chukotka Peninsula in the very east of Siberia’s north coast.

The delivery, with conection to the power grid and start-up of the reactors in Pevek is scheduled for autumn 2016.

Source: Barents Observer
 


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