Russia launched its floating nuclear power plant, the Akademik Lomonosov from St. Petersburg and it will reach its destination in Siberia in about a year. The plant will travel across the Baltic Sea and pass the northern tip of Norway before stopping in Murmansk in northwest Russia, where the nuclear reactors are to be loaded with fuel.
The idea is for it to power a port town, oil rigs and a desalination plant. It will start its service from 2019. The plant is expected to provide up to 200,000 people with electricity. The Lomonosov is designed to produce power in remote regions of Russia’s extreme north and far east.