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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.
- Source: Nucnet
- Date: Tuesday, 17 September 2019
- Original article: nucnet.org/news/russian-floating-nuclear-plant-successfully-docks-at-arctic-base-9-1-2019