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A floating nuclear power plant lit a Christmas tree in Pevek

A floating nuclear power plant lit a Christmas tree in Pevek
Photo: chukotka.rf

In Pevek, the world's first floating power plant, the Academician Lomonosov, was launched. It was connected to the power system and received the first kilowatts of electricity to the Chaun-Bilibnsky energy center. With the start-up of the FNPP in the city, the lights on the New Year tree were lit.

The head of the region, Roman Kopin, announced an important event on his page on social networks. “Academician Lomonosov” came to replace the technologically obsolete Bilibino NPP and the coal Chaun TPP. The floating power plant will supply electricity to the entire Chukotka Autonomous Region and the city of Pevek with heat. Connection to its heating systems will be held in 2020.

FNPP consists of floating power unit and coastal infrastructure. The electricity that it produces goes to the Chaun-Bilibino junction. Earlier Rostekhnadzor issued permission to operate the electrical installation, permission has been obtained to connect it to the Chukotenergo northern electric networks. 

Power will create conditions for accelerated socio-economic development of the Chaunsky municipal district and Chukotka as a whole. In addition, it will become one of the key infrastructure elements in the framework of the Northern Sea Route development program.

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