Russia builds world's first floating nuclear power station

Russia on Saturday unveiled the world's first floating nuclear power station at a ceremony in the port of the far northern city of Murmansk, where it will be loaded with nuclear fuel before heading to eastern Siberia. Built in Saint Petersburg by sta
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Russia on Saturday unveiled the world's first floating nuclear power station at a ceremony in the port of the far northern city of Murmansk, where it will be loaded with nuclear fuel before heading to eastern Siberia. Built in Saint Petersburg by state nuclear power firm Rosatom, the 21,000 tonne Akademik Lomonosov can produce enough electricity to power a town of 200,000 residents.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 20, 2018, with the headline 'Russia builds world's first floating nuclear power station'. Print Edition | Subscribe