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Infrastructure for floating nuclear power plant more than half-ready

About 110 people are working round-the-clock on site and 320 meters of the new seaside infrastructure is already completed, local authorities in Pevek inform.

The harbor infrastructure will house the «Akademik Lomonosov», which is due to arrive on site in June 2019. In wintertime, Pevek is embroiled in thick ice and the new harbor will be capable to withstand the tough climatic conditions, the regional administration says.

Major volumes of construction materials were shipped to the remote Arctic town in summer of 2017, including a concrete-producing facility which can delivers up to 45 cubic meters of concrete per hour.

In the course of March, the number of workers on site will be additionally increased in connection with the construction of buildings and other port structures.

The new port infrastructure of Pevek will cover a 1700 meter long area, the regional administration says.

The floating nuclear power plant is currently docked at the Baltic Yard in St.Petersburg, and is due to be towed northwards along the Norwegian coast and to Murmansk in June this year.

General Director of Rosenergoatom Andrey Petrov recently confirmed that the «Akademik Lomonosov» is to arrive in Pevek in June 2019.

The power plant will be fully loaded with nuclear fuel before it sets out on the about 6,000 km long voyage…..

Read full article at The Independent Barents Observer