Rosatom will engage in serial production of floating nuclear power plants

While many countries are experiencing energy deficits, Russia is gradually expanding into promising markets. Thus, Rosatom decided to "put on stream" the production of floating nuclear power plants.

It is worth recalling that the Akademik Lomonosov floating nuclear power plant is already in operation. However, in comparison with the current projects of Rosatom, the aforementioned floating nuclear power plant is already yesterday.

In the spring of this year, the development of a project for an optimized floating power unit started. It is planned to finish it in 2 years, based on the RITM-200 pressurized water-cooled nuclear reactor.

Unlike an icebreaker reactor, the refueling period in a floating nuclear power plant unit will be increased from 5 to 10 years. In addition, Atomenergomash (part of Rosatom) plans to make the new power unit more efficient.

The above factor is extremely favorable for increasing the future competitiveness of our floating nuclear power plants. However, despite the fact that more than 10 countries have already become interested in the development, the first 5 samples will be built and sent to the Baimsky GOK until 2028.

The corresponding contract for 169 billion rubles was signed with Rosatom in the spring of this year. The deal is expected to be a great advertisement for the idea of ​​floating power units.

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  1. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 6 November 2021 14: 48
    The idea is excellent and is the best suited for the predatory development of remote regions - the field will be depleted, but there was a floating nuclear power plant and it does not exist.
    Firstly, after 10 years of operation, the floating nuclear power plant will need to be towed to Murman for reloading and repairs, at least for 1 year.
    Secondly, it is costly (freight, support, commissioning, etc.) and is included in the cost of the generated energy.
    Thirdly, during the absence of the floating nuclear power plant, it is necessary to have a substitute power plant of the same capacity and capacity for uninterrupted supply of consumers with electricity and heat.
    Therefore, it is necessary to estimate whether it is worth the candle, especially if there are some other sources of energy nearby, possibly imported and especially in small state formations with short distances.
  2. Scharnhorst Offline Scharnhorst
    Scharnhorst (Scharnhorst) 7 November 2021 10: 00
    I agree that the idea is just great!
    Well, towing a floating nuclear power plant for repair and recharging to a specialized enterprise will seem like a pleasure cruise in comparison with the headache for transportation costs and logistics for the modernization and restart of the stationary Bilibino NPP.
    If a network has been created in the region in the best sense of the word, then, of course, the loss of a powerful universal (heat and electricity) source for a year after 10 years is unpleasant, but predictable and not irreparable. I propose to solve two problems at once (construction and relocation to a new SSBN base from Avacha Bay to Eirineyskaya Bay) the construction of a new city of Shoigu on the border of the Magadan Region and the Khabarovsk Territory and supplying it with energy from a new floating nuclear power plant with its inclusion in the system of local interconnected networks. Such floating nuclear power plants along the perimeter of the coastline of Chukotka, Kamchatka, Magadan Region and Khabarovsk Territory will be the strongholds for the development of civilization in the interior of the regions.
  3. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 7 November 2021 21: 01
    Rosatom will engage in serial production of floating nuclear power plants

    - "Rosatom" will be engaged in the serial production of floating nuclear power plants ???
    - Well, well ... - we will order the construction of the hulls of these floating nuclear power plants in China; and maybe in Turkey (why is the Turkish "Tuzla" idle ...; well, in South Korea we will make an order for the construction of ship components (70-80 percent) and delivery of these components ... - to the Russian shipbuilding complex "Zvezda" ... - then the Turks will bring these buildings there ... - and ... and ... and it will go ...
    -That's the Turks, Koreans and Chinese will be delighted ... - with us ...