Plans For Coastal Support Of Floating Plant Approved

Russia’s Ministry of Construction Glavgosexpertiza has favorably reviewed the coastal infrastructure designs related to the Akademik Lomonosov, the floating nuclear power plant that went into operation in December 2019 in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug mining region.

TFNPPhe power plant with two 35 megawatt KLT-40S reactors, will be supported by an equipment depot and communication center built on the Pevek Strait. The onshore support will include storage areas for boats, booms, vehicles, and snowmobiles, plus a pipeline trestle, lightening mast and other specialized equipment according to Nuclear Engineering International.

The coastal station was designed by Atomenergo and will be developed by Rosenergoatom, both subsidiaries of state-owned nuclear power giant Rosatom.

The plant and the accompanying infrastructure is in place to provide power for what is known as the Chaun-Bilibino industrial center, which is primarily focused on mining operations. The mining district includes deposits of gold, silver, copper and other metals, NEI reported.

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