According to the information service of the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation, local time on the 19th, the world’s first floating nuclear power plant “Roponnosov Academician” began to test the russian Far East Chukotka region of Peswick City. The floating plant will be fully operational in 2020 and will supply power to the city of Peswick, the sources said.
When operational, the plant will replace the power generation capacity of a local onshore nuclear power plant and a thermal power plant. The 20870 “Romonosov Academician” floating nuclear power plant is the first model of mobile low-power nuclear power units, and the world’s first floating nuclear power plant.
Floating nuclear power plants are designed with a significant safety margin, and two KLT-40S reactors can generate up to 70 megawatts of electricity to meet the energy needs of a town of 100,000 people. At present, Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation is developing a second generation of floating nuclear power plants, when the power output of the power plant will reach 100 megawatts.