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World’s first floating nuclear plant to be built in Russian Far East

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World’s first floating nuclear plant to be built in Russian Far East

Construction of a floating nuclear power plant in the northernmost port of Russia – Pevek located in the Chukotka region – has been included in a special “Far East section” of the state program titled “Development of Nuclear Power Industry Complex”, RIA VladNews reports with the reference to the Ministry’s press office.

The floating nuclear power plant with a generation power of 70 MW is planned to be commissioned in 2019.

The power plant will include a floating nuclear power unit “Academician Lomonosov”, as well as a coastal and hydraulic engineering infrastructure. Electrical and thermal energy will be transported to the shore.

“A unique facility is being created, which has never had analogs in the world’s practice. “Academician Lomonosov” is scheduled to arrive in Pevek and to replace Bilibino nuclear power plant and Chaun thermal power station, which are already technologically obsolete”, – the head of the Ministry for Development of Russian Far East, Alexander Galushka, said.

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