- Testing of World's 1st Floating Nuclear Power Unit About to Complete in Russia - Source
Testing Of World's 1st Floating Nuclear Power Unit About To Complete In Russia - Source
The testing of the world's first ever floating nuclear power unit (FPU) Academik Lomonosov, which has been developed in Russia, is about to be completed, with the unit's reactors expected to start working at full capacity in the near future, a source in the Russian nuclear industry told Sputnik on Tuesday
"The tests on the floating nuclear power unit will be completed literally within the next few days. The reactor systems are starting to work at 100 percent capacity. Everything is going well, the tests have shown that the unit's main and auxiliary equipment is working steadily," the source said.
The FPU will be operating as part of a floating nuclear thermal power plant.
The unit is equipped with two KLT-40S reactor units, each capable of generating 35 megawatt of power, which is enough to provide electricity to a town with the population of up to 100,000 people.