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Construction of a floating Arctic power unit has begun in China

Russian RITM-200 reactors serve as a base

In China, the construction of the hull of the first floating nuclear power unit based on the Russian RITM-200 reactors has begun.

The length of the barge will be 140 meters, the width – 30 m, and the weight of the hull with equipment – 19,088 tons.

It is planned to be delivered to Russia by the end of 2023 so that the power equipment can be installed there.

This is the first of four floating power units in the arctic version with an installed electrical capacity of 106 megawatts each. They are intended for work in the waters of the CHukotka Autonomous District.

JSC Atomenergomash, ROSATOM’s mechanical engineering division is Russia’s largest power engineering company. The holding supplies reactor island and turbine island equipment to all NPPs of Russian design, manufactures equipment for LNG projects and waste processing industry, develops comprehensive solutions for energy/oil&gas/shipbuilding and other industries.  The company’s technologies and equipment ensure operation of about 15% of NPPs in the world and 40% of TPPs in the Russian Federation and CIS countries. Atomenergomash consolidates the leading research, engineering and production facilities in Russia and abroad.

International tender to be announced to build substructures for two floating power units, reports Portnews.ru.

An international competition will be announced to build substructures for two floating power units (FPU),  Director of the Northern Sea Route Directorate Vyacheslav Ruksha told IAA PortNews on the sidelines of Eastern Economic Forum. He confirmed IAA PortNews’ information about possible involvement of a Chinese shipyard. Taking into consideration the slow-down of the comprehensive plan and other, etc. there is a plan to have the main agreements signed by the end of September: between Atomflot and Baimsky GOK, between Atomflot and Atomenergomash JSC followed by the lower level agreements. The task is to get the first two FPU hulls in the CHaunskaya bay in autumn 2026.

Image source: Atomenergomash

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