United Shipbuilding Corp: the floating co-generation plant Akademik Lomonosov is 96% complete
The technical readiness of the 70MW Akademik Lomonosov floating nuclear co-generation plant is currently about 96%. This was reported at a meeting at the Baltiysky Shipyard in St. Petersburg chaired by Alexei Rakhmanov, General Director of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, the USC press office said.
Mr. Rakhmanov and Rosenergoatom's General Director Andrei Petrov have inspected the progress of construction of the floating co-generation plant Akademik Lomonosov at the shipyard. They checked the readiness of the engine rooms, the hardware, the central control station, and also inspected the residential unit, including the gym, pool and cabins.
The meeting was attended by representatives of Rosenergoatom Concern, its branch the Directorate for the Construction and Operation of the FNPP, Atomflot, Concern NPO Avrora, CDB USC-ICEBERG and other enterprises that participate in the project.
The meeting also discussed the completion of the autonomous power facility, preparation of the barge for dock-side tests, for the vessel voyage to Murmansk and loading of nuclear fuel into reactor units, arrangement of the vessel offshore anchorage.
The floating co-generation power plant of Project 20870 was designed for operation as part of a floating nuclear thermal power plant (FNTPP). The station is equipped with KLT-40 C reactors generating up to 70 MW of electricity and 50 Gcal / h of heat energy in the nominal operating mode, which is enough to support the city with a population of more than 200 000 people.
General characteristics: LOA: 140 m, beam: 30 m, draft: 5.56 m, displacement – 21 500 tonnes, crew – 69.
The facility can easily be converted into a desalination plant producing up to 240 000 cbm / day of fresh water. The floating co-generation plant’s design service life is 35 to 40 years.
United Shipbuilding Corporation was founded in 2007 as a 100-percent state-owned group of companies. The Corporation consolidates about 70% of the domestic shipbuilding industry and incorporates three regional shipbuilding centers, nine naval architecture and marine engineering offices and 39 dockyards. The Corp’s largest shipbuilding assets include Kaliningrad-based Yantar Shipyard, Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg, Severodvinsk based Sevmash, DVZ Zvezda, Vladivostok and Baltiysky Zavod Shipyard. The Group customers are shipowners, shipping companies, state agencies in Russia and in 20 countries.