Rosatom, Russia’s nuclear power authority, is to create a tropical model of its floating nuclear power station, the company announced.
Rosatom believes there is considerable demand for the stations, including in countries with a hot climate. Such a facility can not only generate electricity, it can also desalinate sea water.
Russia’s Akademik Lomonoscov floating nuclear power station, with a capacity of 70 MW, is currently operating in Chukotka, in the country’s far east.
The station is built to produce and transmit electricity and heat and is equipped with two KLT-40S reactors capable of producing up to 70 MW of power and 50 Gcal/hr of thermal energy in rated operating mode. It began operations in the summer of 2020.