After a series of successful and comprehensive tests, including on its twin KLT-40 reactor system, the one of its kind floating nuclear power unit (FPU) ‘Akademik Lomonosov’ is ready for commercial operations in Russia. FPU units 1 and 2 were successfully brought up to 100 per cent capacity on March 31st. These tests confirmed the operational stability of the main and auxiliary equipment of the FPU, as well as the automatic process control systems.
Director General of Rosenergoatom, Energy Division of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, Andrei Petrov explained that based on the results of these tests acceptance certificate for the FPU would be issued by authorities and operating license will follow suit in July. At the same time, onshore and hydraulic structures for the floating nuclear power plant (FNPP) as well as infrastructure ensuring the transmission of electricity to the local grid and heating for the city’s network, are scheduled to be completed by the end of this year Russia. Current engineering work is going as
The FPU is scheduled to be towed to the Port of Pevek during the 2019 summer where it will operate as part of a floating nuclear power plant, replacing the capacities of the outgoing Bilibino Nuclear Power Plant and Chaunskaya CHPP.