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Russia’s floating NPP (FNPP), Akademik Lomonosov, now moored at Pevek in the Arctic northeast, has supplied 10GWh of electricity to the Chukotka network since it was connected to the local grid on 19 December, nuclear utility Rosenergoatom reported on 24 January.

Date: Tuesday, 28 January 2020
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The floating nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov was today connected to the grid, generating electricity for the first time in the remote Chaun-Bilibino network in Pevek, in Russia’s Far East. The achievement followed Russian regulator Rostekhnadzor's provision of an operating licence, as well as permission to connect to the northern electricity grid maintained by Chukotenergo JSC. Connecting the plant to Pevek's heat networks will be completed next year.

Date: Friday, 20 December 2019
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Russian regulator Rostechnadzor has issued a 15-year operating licence extension for unit 3 of the Smolensk nuclear power plant, the last of three RBMK-1000 reactors at the site in western Russia. The move means the whole plant has permission to operate for a total of 45 years.

Date: Wednesday, 18 December 2019
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The core of unit 5 at the Zaporozhe nuclear power plant in Ukraine has been fully loaded with VVER-1000 fuel produced by Westinghouse, operator Energoatom announced yesterday. In July 2018, unit 3 of the South Ukraine plant became the first VVER-1000 reactor anywhere to operate with a full core of fuel not supplied by Russia.

Date: Friday, 13 December 2019
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The Leningrad 2-1 nuclear power plant in western Russia has been reconnected to the grid and is operating at 100% capacity after a period of preventive maintenance, state nuclear corporation Rosatom said.

The scheduled maintenance was the first since the Generation III+ VVER V-491 pressurised water reactor unit began commercial operation in October 2018.

Rosatom said work included assessments of various key components and the reactor core.

Pre-commissioning testing began recently at Leningrad 2-1’s sister unit, Leningrad 2-2, which is expected to be physically started up in March 2020.

Date: Saturday, 23 November 2019
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Russia’s Rostelecom will provide satellite communication channels for the world's first floating nuclear power plant (FNPP) the Akadmik Lomonosov, which docked at Pevek in Chukotka on 14 September.

Date: Tuesday, 01 October 2019
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Unit 2 of Russia’s Novovoronezh-II NPP (also known as Novovoronezh 7), a Generation III+ VVER-1200 reactor, passed the final acceptance tests on16 September and is ready for commissioning.

Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2019
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The Akademik Lomonosov has docked at its base in Pevek, an Arctic port town in the country’s far northeast. Photo courtesy Rosatom. Russia’ first floating nuclear power station, the Akademik Lomonosov, has successfully docked at its base in Pevek, an Arctic port town in the country’s far northeastern autonomous district of Chukotka.

Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom said the station, accompanied by an icebreaker and two tugboats, arrived at a specially constructed wharf at Pevek after an 18-day, 9,000 km journey from its original base in Murmansk, where fuel was loaded into the reactors.

The 21,000-tonne vessel has two Russian-designed KLT-40S reactor units with an electrical power generating capacity of 35 MW each, sufficient for a city with a population of around 200,000 people.

Date: Tuesday, 17 September 2019
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