31 May 2010, Monday, 16:09
author: Rasul Hamidullin
The state acceptance of the heat exchangers for the intermediate contour of the system of reactor emergency shutdown cooling has taken place today in the town of Oktyabrsky. The heat exchangers are meant for the first in the world floating nuclear heat electric station.
The representatives of the Ministry of industry and external economic relations RB, JSC “The Baltic Plant”, JSC “Experimental Design machine-building office by Afrikantov and the Russian Marine Shipping Register took part in the acceptance ceremony.
As the chief engineer of the Russian Marine Shipping Register Alexander Baldin reported to the “Bashinform”, the floating nuclear heat electric station represents the barge, 150 meters long and 28 meters wide. The capacity of the reactor makes up 70 megawatt.
“This station has no analogues in the world” – he reported – “The existing similar stations are stationary and this one is able to move in a sea and transfer the electric energy to the shore. Two reactor units will be assembled on the barge”.
In the future similar floating nuclear stations will be widely used in the regions, facing the shortage of energy and when developing the projects, demanding autonomous and continuous energy supply in the conditions of the absence of the well-developed energy systems. Many countries, including the developing ones, demonstrate their interest in such units. The construction of the active station in Russia is the mandatory requirement for acquisition of these stations by foreign customers.
Now the station is located on the territory of “The Baltic Plant” in Saint-Petersburg and its official putting into operation is scheduled on June 30.