Chukotka will host 4 floating nuclear power units to supply the Baimsky GOK


Russia has launched a project to develop the Baimskoye ore deposit. Soon the construction of the GOK will begin here, for the operation of which, of course, a lot of electricity will be required.


Initially, it was planned to solve the problem of supplying the facility with electricity through floating LNG power units. However, this undoubtedly successful and profitable option had to be abandoned, since turbines would have to be purchased from Siemens for the above-mentioned power units.

However, the alternative in the form of floating nuclear power units, for which the construction of port infrastructure has already started in Chukotka, if you look at it, is a much more profitable option.

Firstly, the aforementioned AES will operate on the basis of the latest domestic nuclear reactor RITM-200M and will not depend on foreign components, which is extremely important in the context of total sanctions.

Secondly, a floating nuclear power unit, like a ship, can be fitted to almost any shore. Consequently, in the near future, Russia will be able to use these units not only for its own needs, but also to lease them to other countries. In the context of the coming crisis in the energy market, our PAE will undoubtedly be in high demand.

At the moment, four floating power units with a total capacity of 318 megawatts are planned to be built to supply Baimsky GOK with electricity. To accommodate them in Chukotka, they have already begun to build port infrastructure.

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  1. Vox Populi Offline Vox Populi
    Vox Populi (vox populi) 24 July 2022 13: 28
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    Initially, it was planned to solve the problem of supplying the facility with electricity through floating LNG power units. However, this undoubtedly successful and profitable option had to be abandoned, since turbines would have to be purchased from Siemens for the above-mentioned power units.

    But what about import substitution? Moreover, it was reported about the successful replacement of imported turbines with domestic ones in SP-2 ...
  2. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 24 July 2022 14: 09
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    1. You can’t drive a PAE to any coast, you need to have coastal infrastructure
    2. PAE works for 10 years, then for recharging and technical inspection in Murman for a period of 1 year, and for this year you need to have a replacement power plant of equal capacity - in fact, we get that one is working, and the other will be idle.
    3. About half a year ago, the head of Rosatom, in his report to V.V. Putin, spoke about loading Lomonosov FNPP at 50% capacity.
    4. At the meeting of Rosatam, the Ministry of Energy, RusHydro and Novatek, the issue of building a floating LNG power plant was discussed.
    5. Mishustin talked about Two and not four AES (one is already working in Pevek) for the needs of the GOK, the new seaport at Cape Nagleynyn, roads, power lines and other consumers in connection with the closure of the Bilibino nuclear power plant