Akademik Lomonosov

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This article is about a Russian floating nuclear power station. For the Russian academician, see Mikhail Lomonosov.
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An artist's rendition of the Akademik Lomonosov
Career
Name: Academik Lomonosov
Namesake: Mikhail Lomonosov
Owner: Rosatom
Builder: Sevmash (2007–2008
Baltic Shipyard (2008–2010)
Cost: US$336 million (projected)
Laid down: 15 April 2007
Launched: 30 June 2010[1]
Acquired: 2016 (planned)
Status: Under construction
General characteristics
Class & type: Nuclear power station barge
Displacement: 21,500 tonnes
Length: 144.4 m (474 ft)
Beam: 30 m (98 ft)
Height: 10 m (33 ft)
Draft: 5.6 m (18 ft)
Crew: 69
Notes: 2 modified KLT-40S Nuclear Reactors (Icebreaker type) producing 70 MW electric or 300 MW heat power

Akademik Lomonosov is a non-self-propelled vessel to be operated as the first Russian floating nuclear power station. The ship was named after Academician Mikhail Lomonosov.

History[edit]

The keel of Akademik Lomonosov was laid on 15 April 2007.[2] Construction started at the Sevmash Submarine-Building Plant in Severodvinsk. It cost 6 billion rubles (232 m$).[3] The celebrations were attended by the first deputy prime minister of Russia, Sergei Ivanov, and by the head of Rosatom, Sergei Kiriyenko.[4] 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.[5]

The first reactor was delivered in May and the second one in August 2009.[2] Akademik Lomonosov was launched on 30 June 2010.[6] Akademik Lomonosov will be deployed at Vilyuchinsk, in the Kamchatka region in Russia's Far East.[2] It is expected to be delivered in 2016.[7]

Description[edit]

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.[8] 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.[2] The turbo-generators are supplied by Kaluga Turbine Plant.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baltiysky Shipyard launches the Akademik Lomonosov, part of nuclear powered plant". Portnews. 30 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Reactors ready for floating plant". World Nuclear News. 2009-08-07. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  3. ^ http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/NN-Russia_relocates_construction_of_floating_power_plant-1108084.html
  4. ^ Kukushkin, Mikhail (2007-04-16). "Плавучие АЭС готовят к экспорту" [Floating NPS are ready for export] (in Russian). Vremya Novostey. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  5. ^ a b "Russia relocates construction of floating power plant". World Nuclear News. 2008-08-11. Retrieved 2008-12-30. 
  6. ^ Stolyarova, Galina (2010-07-01). "Nuclear Power Vessel Launched". The St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  7. ^ "Delivery of floating plant set for 2016". World Nuclear News. World Nuclear Association (WNA). 12 December 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Two floating nuclear plants for Chukotka". World Nuclear News. 2007-04-05. Retrieved 2008-12-30. 

Coordinates: 52°55′13″N 158°25′29″E / 52.92028°N 158.42472°E / 52.92028; 158.42472