All necessary construction works to create on-shore infrastructure are underway in Pevek
. The pier, hydraulic engineering structures, and other buildings, crucial for the mooring of the floating unit and operation of a FNPP will be ready to use upon Akademik Lomonosov arrival in Pevek
In 2019 nuclear FPU Akademik Lomonosov is expected be towed to the sea port of Pevek
. Average towing speed is estimated at 3.5-4.5 knots.
According to Rosatom, construction works to create on-shore infrastructure are already underway in Pevek
. The pier, hydraulic engineering structures and other critical buildings that are crucial for the mooring of the FPU and operation of a floating nuclear power plant (FNPP) will be operational by the time the vessel arrives.
Akademik Lomonosov has set sail from the Baltic Shipyard and is en route to its final destination - Pevek
, Chukotka (in Russia's Far East), where it will operate as a floating nuclear power plant, he explained.
As a replacement, Russia's first floating nuclear power plant, the Akademik Lomonosov will be placed in Pevek
Lake El'gygytgyn lies 100 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle and 360 kilometers from the nearest inhabited town: Pevek
Maiskoye, in Chukotka Autonomous District, is 200-220 km from the district centre of Pevek
. It contains 163.6 t of gold and 37.4 t of silver.
In addition to fine crystal specimens, there are approximately 2,000 agates in his collection from Chukotka, the Schmidt Cape, the Leningradskii mine (60 km from Pevek
), and Kazakhstan.
They were airlifted to the Russian port of Pevek
. "It wasn't easy to find pilots," said Mr Dean Finlay, of the international emergency company AEA International SOS.
However, it will now travel to the Arctic port of Pevek
to provide energy for the Chukotka region and support mining and drilling operations in the area.