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Russia’s Floating Nuclear Power Plant Unit is Ready for Commercial Operations

It is expected to be connected to the power grid by December 2019

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Russia's Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom) on Monday said its floating nuclear power unit is ready for commercial operations. Pixabay

Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom) on Monday said its floating nuclear power unit is ready for commercial operations.

In a statement, Rosatom said the two reactors of the floating power unit (FPU) were successfully brought up to 100 per cent capacity on March 31, and these confirmed operational stability of its main and auxiliary equipment, as well as the automatic process control systems,.

Director General of Rosenergoatom (the Energy Division of Rosatom), Andrei Petrov said that based on the results of these tests, the acceptance certificate for the FPU would be issued by authorities and the operating license will follow suit in July.

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Rosatom said the two reactors of the floating power unit (FPU) were successfully brought up to 100 per cent capacity on March 31. Pixabay

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At the same time, onshore and hydraulic structures for the floating nuclear power plant (FNPP), as well as infrastructure ensuring the transmission of electricity to the local grid and heating for the city’s network, are scheduled to be completed by the end of this year in Pevek in Russia.

The FPU is scheduled to be towed to the Port of Pevek during the summer of 2019 where it will operate as part of a floating nuclear power plant, replacing the capacities of the outgoing Bilibino Nuclear Power Plant and the Chaunskaya CHPP. It is expected to be connected to the power grid by December 2019. (IANS)

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China to build two nuclear power plants in Iran

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Tehran: China will build two new nuclear power plants (NPP) in Iran, the media reported quoting Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy organisation of Iran. 1024px-Kernkraftwerk_Grafenrheinfeld_-_2013

“We will simultaneously launch construction of four new nuclear power plants in the country in the next two-three years. We plan to engage more than 20,000 workers and engineers in this large-scale construction,” Salehi said.

Iran currently has stores amounting to around 90 tonnes of heavy water and around seven-eight tonnes of Uranium, he said.

“In accordance with the joint action plan (on Iran’s nuclear programme), the future of stored uranium will be decided in the next four-five months,” Salehi said.

On Monday, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution in support of the agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme. All international sanctions will be lifted from Iran in 10 years if Tehran fulfills all conditions agreed with the P5+1 group of international mediators in Vienna.

The resolution also envisages easing sanctions against Iran after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) submits a report confirming Tehran’s compliance with the terms of the deal.

The UN Security Council also reinforced the mechanism of restoring all restrictions in case Iran violates the terms of the agreement.

(IANS)