Onboard the Akademik Lomonosov, Russia’s first Floating Nuclear Power Plant, there is already excited movement as preparations are being made for the long trip from Murmansk, in the far northwest of Russia, to the remote Arctic port of Pevek in the Chukotka region, one of Russia’s most isolated, with most of its territory located beyond the Arctic Circle.

When it arrives in the frigid terrain, the Lomonosov will become the northernmost operating nuclear plant in the world.

“The trip to Pevek will take from 20 to 40 days, depending upon the weather conditions, as well as the ice and weather,” Vladimir Iriminku, the leading engineer in charge of Environmental Protection, told New Europe on 27 June while onboard the Floating NPP.

 

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