Akademik Lomonosov Floating Nuclear Power Plant - Russia
- published: 11 Jun 2014
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For more information, visit the Nuclear Threat Initiative\'s Akademik Lomonosov page at http://www.nti.org/facilities/942/ Media inquiries: NTI: www.nti.org/newsroom CNS: Jason Warburg (firstname.lastname@example.org, 831.647.3516) CNS: Eva Gudbergsdottir (email@example.com, 831.647.6606) The Russian Federation has positioned itself as a leading international supplier of nuclear fuel, nuclear technology and related services. Russia is adapting technology from its existing fleet of nuclear powered icebreakers to build floating nuclear power plants (FNPPs) to provide heat and energy to its remote regions, and assist in natural resource extraction. Additionally, Russia hopes to lease the plants to other countries, where they will be used to provide electricity and for water desalinization. Construction on the lead vessel of the class, the \'Akademik Lomonosov\' began in 2007 at the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvisnk, the extreme north of Russia. In August 2008, the hull of the under-construction \'Akademik Lomonosov\' was transferred to the Baltiysky Zavod shipyard in St. Petersburg. The Baltiskiy shipyard is where the ships of Russia\'s nuclear icebreaker fleet were built, and it is the world\'s only shipbuilder with recent experience building civilian naval reactors....