World’s first-of-its-kind float­ing NPP in Rus­sia


A ceremony of the first sheet pile div­ing into the foun­da­tion of coastal in­fra­struc­ture for the one-of-akind float­ing nu­clear heat and power plant (FNHPP) ‘Lomonosov’ took part in Pevek (Chukotka au­tonomous re­gion), most north­ern city in Rus­sia. The FNHPP is to be com­mis­sioned by 2019 and will later be the world’s most north­ern NPP. Cur­rently, Bili­b­ino NPP, also in Chukotka, is the most north­ern NPP in the world. A num­ber of coun­tries have evinced in­ter­est in the project and the Rus­sian float­ing NPP will be the fo­cus of global at­ten­tion. The po­ten­tial of float­ing plants of wa­ter dis­til­la­tion is at­trac­tive for the Mid­dle East coun­tries. The FNHPP is con­ser­va­tively loaded, mak­ing nu­clear re­ac­tors in­vul­ner­a­ble to tsunamis and other nat­u­ral dis­as­ters.

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