Russia’s floating nuclear power unit (FPU) Akademik Lomonosov is now ready to start commercial operations in Russia, Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation has said, following a series of successful and comprehensive tests, including on its twin KLT-40 reactor system.

The FPU – the first ship of its kind – to provide electricity to Russia’s isolated Arctic region, is named Akademik Lomonosov in honour of the great progenitor of the country’s modern contributions to the scientific world.

According to Rosatom, the FPU’s reactors, No.1 and No.2, were successfully brought up to 100% capacity on 31 March. “These tests confirmed the operational stability of the main and auxiliary equipment of the FPU, as well as the automatic process control systems,” Rosatom said in a press statement.


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