Glavgosexpertiza approves plans to support FNPP

30 April 2020

Russian State Expert Examination Board (Glavgosexpertiza) has approved plans to build the infrastructure needed to support the floating nuclear power plant (FNPP) Akademik Lomonosov in the city of Pevek, which is in Russia's Chukotka region. The plant, which comprises two 35-megawatt KLT-40C reactors, started commercial operation in December last year. 

Glavgosexpertiza announced in April that it had reviewed the design documentation and the results of engineering surveys for construction of coastal and hydraulic engineering buildings, as well as facilities and equipment needed for the plant's physical protection. Based on the results of this research, the regulator said it had reached a "positive conclusion".

Glavgosexpertiza's approval means that facilities can now be built on the banks of the Pevek Strait for the "placement, storage and use" of the equipment and property required for the physical protection of the FNPP. These facilities include a stationary dock.

The project developer is JSC Russian Concern for the Production of Electric and Thermal Energy at Nuclear Stations, which is part of Rosenergoatom. The general designer is Atomenergo.