An artist's rendition of the Akademik Lomonosov
Baltic Shipyard (2008–2010)
|Cost:||US$336 million (projected)|
|Laid down:||15 April 2007|
|Launched:||30 June 2010|
|Class & type:||Nuclear power station barge|
|Length:||144.4 m (474 ft)|
|Beam:||30 m (98 ft)|
|Height:||10 m (33 ft)|
|Draft:||5.6 m (18 ft)|
|Notes:||2 modified KLT-40S Nuclear Reactors (Icebreaker type) producing 70 MW electric or 300 MW heat power|
The keel of Akademik Lomonosov was laid on 15 April 2007. Construction started at the Sevmash Submarine-Building Plant in Severodvinsk. It cost 6 billion rubles (232 m$). The celebrations were attended by the first deputy prime minister of Russia, Sergei Ivanov, and by the head of Rosatom, Sergei Kiriyenko. Originally, Akademik Lomonosov was supposed to supply power to Severodvinsk town and Sevmash itself. However, in August 2008, the Russian government approved the transfer of work from Sevmash to the Baltic Shipyard in Saint Petersburg.
The first reactor was delivered in May and the second one in August 2009. Akademik Lomonosov was launched on 30 June 2010. Akademik Lomonosov will be deployed at Vilyuchinsk, in the Kamchatka region in Russia's Far East. It is expected to be delivered in 2016.
Akademik Lomonosov has a length of 144 metres (472 ft) and width of 30 metres (98 ft). It has a displacement of 21,500 tonnes and a crew of 69 people. For the power generation, it has two modified KLT-40 naval propulsion reactors together providing up to 70 MW of electricity or 300 MW of heat. Reactors are designed by OKBM Afrikantov and assembled by Nizhniy Novgorod Research and Development Institute Atomenergoproekt (both part of Atomenergoprom). The reactor vessels are produced by Izhorskiye Zavody. The turbo-generators are supplied by Kaluga Turbine Plant.
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