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atw Vol. 63 (2018) | Issue 3 ı March 148 Calendar 2018 CALENDAR 04.03.-09.03.2018 82. Jahrestagung der DPG. Erlangen, Germany, Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG), 11.03.-17.03.2018 International Youth Nuclear Congress (IYNC). Bariloche, Argentina, IYNC and WiN Global, 26.03.-27.03.2018 Fusion energy using tokamaks: can development be accelerated? London, United Kingdom, The Royal Society, 08.04.-11.04.2018 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants – ICAPP 18. Charlotte, NC, USA, American Nuclear Society (ANS), 08.04.-13.04.2018 11 th International Conference on Methods and Applications of Radioanalytical Chemistry – MARC XI. Kailua-Kona, HI, USA, American Nuclear Society (ANS), 16.04.-19.04.2018 Einführung in die Kerntechnik. Mannheim, Germany, TÜV SÜD, 16.04.-17.04.2018 VdTÜV Forum Kerntechnik – Sicherheit im Fokus. Berlin, Germany, VdTÜV mit Unterstützung des TÜV NORD, des TÜV SÜD und des TÜV Rheinland, 17.04.-19.04.2018 World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2018. 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atw Vol. 63 (2018) | Issue 3 ı March Russian Nuclear Energy Technologies for the Development of the Arctic Andrej Yurjewitsch Gagarinskiy Small nuclear facilities have become an integral part of two important areas of human activities, namely, they are the basis of nuclear ships and scientific/educational research reactors that are in fact the main training facilities for new nuclear specialists all over the world. However, despite great and justified expectations of their developers, small nuclear power plants (SNPPs), with their obvious advantages (compared to conventional energy sources) in hardlyaccessible areas, have not yet managed to start playing a notable role in the power industry. This is also completely true as concerns the task of using nuclear technologies for the development of the Arctic, where only the nuclear ship propulsion can be considered as an accomplished technology [1]. 1 Civil nuclear ships Russia is the world’s only country that has civil nuclear ships in operation. Nuclear shipbuilding experience of other countries (Savannah, 1962–1979, USA; Otto Hahn, 1968–1980, FRG; and Mutsu, 1974 –1991, Japan) was relatively brief. Plans to construct nuclear icebreakers repeatedly declared by countries such as USA, Canada, Argentina and China are still just intentions. Table 1 presents both the past (starting from the world’s first nuclear icebreaker Lenin) and the present of Russia’s civil nuclear fleet, which is intended exclusively for the development of the country’s Arctic regions. Currently the Russian civil nuclear shipbuilding is resurging. To timely replace the existing icebreakers to enable reliable continuous navigation and year-round delivery of goods via the Northern Sea Route, the government in the summer of 2011 has decided to build and launch three universal nuclear icebreakers: the pilot one in 2017 and two serial ones in 2019 and 2020, respectively. The pilot icebreaker’s keel was laid at the Baltic Plant in 2013. The Iceberg Design Bureau has developed a detailed design of a nuclear icebreaker with improved icebreaking capability and variable draught (from 10.5 m in deep waters to 8.5 m in shallow ones). This variable draught would allow this icebreaker to operate not only in Arctic seas, but also in the mouths of northern rivers. The new nuclear facility – RITM-200 – developed by OKBM Afrikantov for this icebreaker includes two integral PWRs of 175 MWth each; its lifetime makes up to 40 years and its period of continuous operation is 26,000 hours. Icebreaker parameters are: displacement – 23,000 t; length – 172.2 m, width – 33 m, height – 15 m, speed – 22 knots. This ship – that would allow for up to 6 months of independent sailing – is intended for operation in the Western Arctic (Barents Sea, Pechora Sea, Kara Sea, mouth of the Yenissei and the Ob Bay region). This pilot icebreaker Arktika (Figure 1), already afloat, is currently under construction at the Baltic Plant, as well as two serial icebreakers of the same design, Sibir (Arktika’s successor on the berth) and Ural (keel laid). As by late 2017, their commissioning was expected between 2019 and 2021. | | Fig. 1. Launching of the new Arktika, 2016. Revised version of a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Nuclear Technology (AMNT 2017), Berlin. 149 ENERGY POLICY, ECONOMY AND LAW Ship Year of commissioning Power facility Current status Lenin 1959 2 OK-900 reactors, 32.4 MW (44,000 hp) Arktika 1975 2 reactors, 55 MW (75,000 hp) Decommissioned in 1989 Museum since 2010 Decommissioned in 2008 Sibir 1977 same Decommissioned in 1992 Sent for disposal in 2016 Rossiya 1985 same Decommissioned in 2013 Sovetsky Soyuz 1989 same Decommissioned in 2010 Restoration being considered Yamal 1989 2 OK-900A reactors In operation Taymyr 1989 KLT-40 reactor, 36.8 MW (50,000 hp.) In operation Vaygach 1990 same In operation 50 Let Pobedy 2007 2 reactors, 55 MW (75,000 hp) In operation Sevmorput (LASH) 1988 29.4 MW (39,000 hp) In operation (restored in 2013–2015 | | Tab. 1. Russian civil nuclear fleet. Energy Policy, Economy and Law Russian Nuclear Energy Technologies for the Development of the Arctic ı Andrej Yurjewitsch Gagarinskiy