Russia’s floating nuclear power plant prepares for operation

first_imgSign up for the ESI Africa newsletter Read more stories about about:Nuclear energyNews involving Russia Once commissioned, it will become the world’s first operational nuclear power plant based on small modular reactors (SMRs) technology and a ‘working prototype’ for reliable source of low-carbon energy supply in remote areas. The nuclear FPU Akademik Lomonosov isequipped with two KLT-40C reactor systems (each with a capacity of 35 MW)similar to those used on icebreakers. The small power unitswill be available for deployment to hard-to-reach areas of the Russia’s northand Far-East, as well as for export. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development “The Akademik Lomonosov is the first of a new class of small, mobile and versatile nuclear power plant that will supply clean and reliable electricity, heat and water, helping meet the UN’s sustainable development goals.” AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Akademik Lomonosov isa pilot project and a ‘working prototype’ for a future fleet of floatingnuclear power plants and on-shore installations based on Russian-made smallmodular reactors. About Akademik Lomonosov It is designed by Rosatom to work as a partof the Floating Nuclear Thermal Power Plant (FNPP). TAGSnuclearRosatomRussia Previous articleNew battery technology to charge EVs 100 times faster than superchargersNext articleReatile completes phase 2 investment in juwi South Africa Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. “It’s maybe one small step for sustainable development in the Arctic, but it’s a giant leap for the decarbonisation of remote off-grid areas, and a watershed in the development of small modular nuclear power plants in the world,” said Rosatom CEO, Alexey Likhachev. Akademik Lomonosov – the first ship of this kind – was named for 18th century Russian scientist Mikhail Lomonosov. Director General of the World NuclearAssociation, Agneta Rising, commented: “To meet the nuclear industry’s Harmonygoal of supplying at least 25% of the world’s electricity by 2050 we will needto bring the benefits of nuclear energy to more people in a wider range oflocations. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA The vessel is 144 metres long and 30 metreswide and has a displacement of 21,000 tonnes. The floating power unit Akademik Lomonosov has arrived at the port of its permanent location in Pevek, Chukotka, in Russia’s Far East, where it is being docked to start operations by the end of this year. Photo by Handout/ ROSATOM/AFP Generation BRICS Finance and Policylast_img