Russian regulator approves infrastructure work for floating NPP

WORLD NUCLEAR NEWS | Russian State Expert Examination Board (Glavgosexpertiza) has approved plans to build the infrastructure needed to support the floating nuclear power plant (FNPP) Akademik Lomonosov in the city of Pevek, which is in Russia's Chukotka region. The plant, which comprises two 35-megawatt KLT-40C reactors, started commercial operation in December last year.

Glavgosexpertiza announced on 15 April that it had reviewed the design documentation and the results of engineering surveys for construction of coastal and hydraulic engineering buildings, as well as facilities and equipment needed for the plant's physical protection. Based on the results of this research, the regulator said it had reached a "positive conclusion".

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