Russian floating nuclear on track

The construction of Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant is progressing, with the two steam turbines now in place. According to World Nuclear News, the Baltiysky Zavod shipbuilding company completed […]

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By Tom Gibson

The construction of Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant is progressing, with the two steam turbines now in place.

According to World Nuclear News, the Baltiysky Zavod shipbuilding company completed installing the turbo-generators, each weighing 230 tonnes, on 3 August in Saint Petersburg.

Four kilometres of power cable are to be installed by mid-August, the company said. The first plant will house two 35 MW KLT-40S nuclear reactors. The plant is expected to be commissioned in 2012.