The world’s first floating nuclear thermal power plant (FNPP), which is located in the town of Pevek, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, is of great importance in solving the problem of climate change. This is stated in the article of the British magazine Daily Mail.
“The development of the Russian group” Ross “uses heat, which is removed in the form of steam through cooling towers, done on a barge, which in case of danger would be wasted,” – said the author of the material.
As this climate technology is used, such technology can minimize change by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases like coal and gas. The possibility of creating similar buildings is being considered in the United States, China and France.
The Russian FNPP was highly appreciated by the readers of the publication.
“As usual, miles ahead of the West,” user sb4100.
“An absolutely sane idea. If done correctly, it makes sense. ”- Rate.
“If it works well enough, then it’s a good idea. You can build the same one and send it somewhere else ”, – expressed the opinion of AquaEmperor.
“Build 30 new nuclear power plants and transfer the whole country to electricity heating – the simplest and most convenient. No more gas pipes, gas boilers, emissions, ”says kaalus.
In November last year, the first deputy head of Rosatom, Kirill Komarov, said that the state corporation would make an Arctic and tropical hybrid of a floating nuclear power plant. He explained that the purpose of the development is the possibility of its use in states with different climates. In addition, such a power plant will work not only for the production of electricity, but also for desalination of water, which is important for hot countries.
The floating power plant was connected to the grid on December 19, 2019. At the end of May 2020, she gave warmth to the residents of Chukotka for the first time. The floating nuclear power plant consists of the coastal infrastructure and the Akademik Lomonosov floating power unit, equipped with two KLT-40S reactors with a capacity of 35 megawatts each. Service life – 40 years.