• Home
  • News
  • Reactors installed at world’s first FNPP
  • 2013 October 1 17:29

    Reactors installed at world’s first FNPP

    The construction of the floating power unit of the world’s first floating nuclear power plant (FNPP) Akademik Lomonosov being built at the Baltiysky Zavod shipyard in Saint-Petersburg has come to the final phase. Two steam-generating units КЛТ-40С have been installed at the facility, United Shipbuilding Corporation says.

    The first and the second 220-tonne units manufactured to the design of Afrikantov Experimental Design Bureau were transported on September 27 and October 1 from workshop No 6 of the Baltiysky Zavod shipyard to the outfitting quay where they were installed by Demag crane in FPU reactor compartments in the presence of the representatives from Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, Rosenergoatom concern  and the customer.

    “Last time Baltiysky Zavod fulfilled this operation in 2001 when building the icebreaker 50 Let Pobedy, the last nuclear icebreaker of the Arctic series, said Aleksandr Konovalov, Production Director and Acting Director General of Baltiysky Zavod. – So, this milestone event says about the shipyard revival.”

    According to Sergey Zavyalov, deputy Director General of Rosenergoatom concern, the construction now enters its final phase.

    It started in 2008, then was frozen in the middle of 2011 and resumed in December 2012 when long negotiations resulted in the contract signed between Baltiysky Zavod-Sudostroyeniye LLC and Rosenergoatom concern. Under the contract, Baltiysky Zavod undertakes to deliver FPU on September 9, 2016.

    FNPP Akademik Lomonosov is the lead project of the series of mobile low-capacity floating nuclear power plants designed by Afrikantov Experimental Design Bureau. The capacity of its power unit is over 70 MWt and consists of two steam-generating units КЛТ-40С. The first FNPP is supposed to be based in Pevek (Chukotka). The plant is to be used for heat and power supply as well as for desalination of sea water.

    The nuclear reactor is to be operated for 36 years.

    Baltiysky Zavod OJSC specializes in construction of rank 1 surface-crafts, ice class vessels with nuclear and diesel-electric propulsion plants, nuclear floating energy units, floating distilling plants. The Backlog of orders of Baltiysky Zavod-Sudostroyeniye LLC is currently valued at about RUB 60 bln. The largest orders are: 60-MWt nuclear icebreaker, 25-MWt diesel-electric icebreaker, floating power unit of the world’s first floating nuclear heat and power plant. In 2012, the Company’s turnover mage RUB 9 bln, net profit – RUB 50 mln.

    United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC OJSC) is the largest shipbuilding company in Russia. It was set up in 2007 with 100% federal ownership. The holding comprises 60 companies and organizations (major shipbuilding and shiprepairing companies as well as leading design bureaus). Currently, OSK consolidates about 80% of the domestic shipbuilding complex. The Russian market is the main focus of the state corporation though it also exports its products to 20 countries worldwide. 


2022 January 25

18:10 Ports of Los Angeles & Long Beach postpone Container Excess Dwell Fee
17:55 Joint Russian-Chinese naval exercise Peaceful Sea-2022 took place in the Arabian Sea
17:36 Broad scope of Wärtsilä power solutions selected for gas-fuelled ferry trio
17:26 ICTSI's Cavite Gateway Terminal beefs up operations
17:04 BLRT Grupp is constructing a unique floating exhibition centre for Norway
16:45 Port of Los Angeles launches first-of-its-kind cyber resilience center
16:25 IDFA, Port of Los Angeles, and CMA CGM form joint initiative to advance U.S. dairy exports
15:52 MOL announces the world's first successful sea trial of autonomous sailing on a commercial container ship voyage
15:13 Damen commissions Rolls-Royce business unit to supply automation solutions for German Navy’s F126 frigates
15:02 Valenciaport and COSCO collaborate in the automation of the delivery of container seals
14:41 Flag-raising ceremony held on Sibir, first serial nuclear-powered icebreaker of Project 22220
14:02 7.6 million tonnes of goods handled in record quantities at the Port of Kiel
13:36 Glavgosexpertiza approves installation of NSR maritime distress safety system at “Dickson” station
13:12 European shipowners support EU parliamentary proposal on commercial operators and a sector-dedicated fund
12:54 Damen signs up ERMA FIRST to supply world’s smallest Ballast Water Treatment System
12:30 TotalEnergies launches Port of Marseille Fos’ first ship-to-containership LNG bunkering operation
12:11 OOCL posts results for 2021
11:24 RF Accounts Chamber found Russian IWW potential not to be used in full
11:00 European Parliament proposed amendments to EU ETS put Green Deal goals at risk, says World Shipping Council
10:17 Saimaa Canal Commission grants permit to Transport Infrastructure Agency for construction in Saimaa Canal lease area
09:43 Baltic Dry Index as of January 24
09:28 Crude oil prices continue moderate increase
09:15 MABUX: Global bunker prices to trend lower on Jan 25

2022 January 24

18:22 Nakilat takes delivery and management of fourth LNG carrier newbuild
18:09 CMA CGM and TotalEnergies launch Port of Marseille Fos’ first ship-to-containership LNG bunkering operation
17:55 Detachment of RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet went to sea to fulfill tasks of long-distance campaign
17:32 Raiffeisenbank opens USD 20 million credit facility for Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg
17:13 GTMaritime guide sets out future of maritime communications
16:50 Glavgosexpertiza approves construction of coal terminal Port “Vera” in Primorye
16:29 Salus Technical introduces its the cloud-based software Bowtie Master
15:58 Tersan shipyard lays down trawler for Magadan based fishing company Tikhrybkom
15:11 Wärtsilä hits methanol milestone with first newbuild engine order
14:30 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg to take delivery of over 40 units of handling equipment and one 63-tonne crane in 2022
14:01 Dogger Bank announces supplier events for O&M phase
13:44 BW Offshore signed an agreement for the sale of the FPSO BW Joko Tole
13:21 Loko-Bank shareholder increased his share in FESCO to 26.52%
13:07 Royal Dutch Shell plc changes its name to Shell plc
12:44 FESCO increases number of transit container trains from CPV almost twice in 2021
12:23 EdgeTech rolls out the 6205s2 Swath Bathymetry & Side Scan Sonar System
12:18 PGS secures Northern Lights CO2 storage acquisition contract
11:52 Maersk Drilling secures 21-month contract with TotalEnergies
11:17 Second episode of a creative multimedia project named The Ecologist was launched in cooperation with Van Oord
10:49 Heerema announces contract with McDermott for Saudi Aramco’s Marjan Increment Program
10:42 Eastern Shipbuilding completes major infrastructure improvement project to support OPC program
09:28 Crude oil prices rise as demand increases
09:11 Baltic Dry Index as of January 21
08:37 MABUX: No firm trend on Global bunker market on Jan 24

2022 January 23

14:29 Record figures in Polish ports
13:52 Coast Guard to close southern Green Bay for commercial traffic
12:36 CMHI shipyard hosts a keel-laying ceremony for Ulstein designed expedition cruise vessel ‘Ocean Albatros’
11:47 SGMF releases updated version of LNG as a marine fuel – Safety and Operational Guidelines – Bunkering'
11:08 James Fisher Renewables secures high voltage safety management commissioning contract from Iberdrola’s Baltic Eagle offshore win
10:57 BW Ideol secures close to 1GW of offshore floating wind acreage in ScotWind leasing round
09:51 AIDA named Top Employer again

2022 January 22

14:06 Crowley names Marcus Jadotte as Senior VP, Government Relations
13:29 Kongsberg Digital joins the NorthWind project to develop digital twin technology for offshore wind
12:41 New year boost for MYCRANE as four lifting experts join the team
12:07 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. and Bombora Wave Power strengthen their collaboration through an investment
11:34 Carnival Cruise Line adding more embarkation enhancements as it commits to current protocols for the foreseeable future
10:54 Indian Register of Shipping strengthens focus on safety of Inland Waterways