The first floating nuclear plant sails to the far north of Russia

The world’s first floating nuclear platform “Akademik Lomonosov” sailed from the port of Murmansk, Russia, to the small town of Pevik on the Chukotka peninsula in Russia’s far northeast.

 The aim is to solve the energy supply problems of remote cities and towns as well as the oil and gas platforms on the high seas.

 It is expected to cross a floating nuclear plant 5,000 kilometers along the North Pole, and after arriving in Bevik will begin work as the first nuclear plant located in the far north of the world.

 The ship, which is 144 meters long and weighs 21,000 tons, has two 35-megawatt nuclear reactors, similar to those normally used to power icebreakers.