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Russia Successfully Tests World's First Floating NPP

Russia has successfully tested the world's first floating nuclear power plant (NPP), Akademik Lomonosov.
Russia Successfully Tests World's First Floating NPP

Details:

  • Reactors of the floating atomic block were launched in November 2018.
  • The tests confirmed the operational stability of the main and auxiliary equipment for the plant and it will be the world's first fully commercial operational floating nuclear power plant.
  • All automatic process and control systems were tested successfully.

About Akademik Lomonosov:

  • Akademik Lomonosov was built at a shipyard in St. Petersburg since 2008 and was last summer towed around Scandinavia to Murmansk where the uranium fuel elements were loaded into the two reactors and testing now has been going on for nearly a year.
  • The plant will be towed out of Murmansk towards Pevek along the Northern Sea Route during the sailing season 2019.
  • Providing 70 MW electricity and 300 MW head, the Akademik Lomonosov will replace the existing Bilbino nuclear heat- and electricity plant in Pevek.

Question:

Q. Which country has successfully tested the world's first floating nuclear power plant (NPP)?
a. United States
b. Russia
c. Germany
d. France
Russia Successfully Tests World's First Floating NPP Russia Successfully Tests World's First Floating NPP Reviewed by Neha Verma on April 28, 2019 Rating: 5

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