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Russia launches floating NPP
Russia launches world's first 'floating nuclear power plant', delivering energy security to its most remote region
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 09:33 UTC


Quote:Akademic Lomonosov has two KLT-40S reactors on board, that have a special security system allowing them shut down if necessary, even if the crew were absent or the power supply down.

The reactors are capable of producing up to 70 megawatts of electricity and 50 gigacalories-an-hour of heat energy. The 140-meter long vessel itself was designed to meet high safety standards, ensuring that any kind of collision, including with another ship or with a rock, or a natural disaster, would not damage the reactors. The floating power plant's operational lifespan is 40 years.

The ship, Akademik Lomonosov, is headed far away from Moscow to the small far-eastern port of Pevek, which sits on the Arctic coast of Chukotka. That will place it very close to the coast of Alaska.  Any nuclear releases are just upwind of that remote part of the United States.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
No immediate threat....if something was to happen background will save you.

"The company said that scientists, nuclear energy experts and environmentalists across the world have supported the project."


And what could go wrong here? Extreme environments, 3 meter ice..... more more more , 'Please sir I want some more..'

Russia's pioneering floating nuclear power plant begins delivering electricity to remote Arctic region

Thu, 19 Dec 2019 18:25 UTC

Quote:The world's first floating nuclear power plant (FNPP), the Akademik Lomonosov, began supplying electricity on Thursday to a remote town in the far eastern region of Chukotka, Russia's nuclear agency Rosatom has announced.

The power plant's generators were launched after being synchronized with the connected electric grid on shore.

More info and video:  https://www.rt.com/russia/468845-floatin...ant-docks/

An additional reactor is in the works for the Russian region, Chukotka.  

Quote:The second floating nuclear power station will use a different type, RITM-200M, which produces more power and requires less space, which means the ship carrying them can be made smaller and thus easier to tow and dock without compromising safety.

As if towing and docking are my only safety concerns.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."

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