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atw Vol. 63 (2018) | Issue 8/9 ı August/September 436 CALENDAR Calendar 2018 02.09.-06.09.2018 19 th International Nuclear Graphite Specialists Meeting (INGSM-19). Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Shanghai, China, 03.09.-06.09.2018 Jahrestagung des Fachverbandes Strahlenschutz. Dresden, Germany, Fachverband für Strahlenschutz e.V., 04.09.-05.09.2018. 8. Symposium Lagerung und Transport radioaktiver Stoffe. Hannover, Germany, TÜV NORD Akademie, 05.09.-07.09.2018 World Nuclear Association Symposium 2018. London, United Kingdom, World Nuclear Association (WNA), 09.09.-14.09.2018 21 st International Conference on Water Chemistry in Nuclear Reactor Systems. San Francisco, CA, USA, EPRI – Electric Power Research Institute, 12.09.-14.09.2018 SaltMech IX – 9 th Conference on the Mechanical Behavior of Salt. Hannover, Germany, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) Hannover, the Institute of Geomechanics (IfG) Leipzig and the Technical University of Clausthal (TUC), 16.09.-20.09.2018 55 th Annual Meeting on Hot Laboratories and Remote Handling – HOTLAB 2018. Helsinki, Finland, VTT and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), 17.09.-21.09.2018 62 nd IAEA General Conference. Vienna, Austria. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), 17.09.-20.09.2018 FONTEVRAUD 9. Avignon, France, Société Française d’Energie Nucléaire (SFEN), 17.09.-19.09.2018 4 th International Conference on Physics and Technology of Reactors and Applications – PHYTRA4. Marrakech, Morocco, Moroccan Association for Nuclear Engineering and Reactor Technology (GMTR), National Center for Energy, Sciences and Nuclear Techniques (CNESTEN) and Moroccan Agency for Nuclear and Radiological Safety and Security (AMSSNuR), 19.09.-21.09.2018 Workshop Sicherheitskonzepte Endlagerung. Grimsel, Switzerland. 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atw Vol. 63 (2018) | Issue 8/9 ı August/September Akademik Lomonosov: Preparations for Premiere in Full Swing Roman Martinek At the end of July, the loading of the floating power unit Akademik Lomonosov with nuclear fuel started in Murmansk. This is one of the key stages of the project, which as of today has no analogues in the world. In 2019, the power unit will begin to supply local population and industrial facilities in North-Eastern Siberia with heat and electricity. The project is expected to open up opportunities for the mass production of floating nuclear power plants – a number of countries have already voiced their interest. On July 25, the Russian city of Murmansk, the largest non-freezing seaport in the world and the largest city above the Arctic Circle, saw the start of the loading of ­nuclear fuel into the reactors of the world’s only floating nuclear power unit (FPU) Akademik Lomonosov. The project, named after the outstanding Russian scientist and laid down back in 2006, is the first in a series of mobile transportable small-capacity power units. It is designed to operate as part of a floating nuclear thermal power plant (FNPP) and represents a new class of energy sources based on Russian technologies of nuclear shipbuilding. The Akademik Lomonosov is intended for the regions in the High North and the Far East. Its main goal is to provide energy to remote industrial facilities, port cities, as well as gas and oil platforms located on the high seas. The permanent mooring site of the floating NPP will be the Siberian city of Pevek on the Chukchi Peninsula in the northeastern extremity of Eurasia. The new plant will replace there two technologically obsolete generation facilities: Bilibino NPP and Chaunskaya CHPP. After being brought into operation, the Akademik Lomonosov will become the northernmost nuclear power plant in the world. In the spring of this year, the floating power unit was towed from the territory of the Baltic Shipyard, where its construction was carried out from 2009, to the base of Atomflot in Murmansk. During its transportation, the ship 144 meters long and 30 meters wide travelled the 4,000 km route through the waters of four seas – the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea – around the Scandinavian Peninsula and along the coasts of Estonia, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. On May 19, the Akademik Lomonosov was successfully moored in Murmansk, where it was presented to the public in a ceremonial atmosphere. Vitaliy Trutnev, Head of Rosenergoatom’s Directorate for the Construction and Operation of FNPPs, commented on the current status of the project development: “Here in Murmansk, we finalize the remaining technological operations. Specialists have begun to implement one of the most important tasks – the stage-by-stage loading of nuclear fuel into the reactor plants. The next key stages that are planned to be implemented before the end of this year will be the physical launch of the reactors and the beginning of complex mooring tests – after obtaining the appropriate Rostekhnadzor permits (Federal Service for Environmental, Technological and Nuclear Supervision – author's note). The FNPP project is based on the technology of small modular reactors (SMRs) – this category, according to IAEA classification, typically includes reactors with electrical power up to 300 MW. A characteristic feature of the majority of such designs is the integrated layout of the reactor plant, in which the active zone, the steam generator, the pressure compensator and a number of other types of equipment are assembled in a single unit – a factory-finished monoblock delivered ready-made to the 437 ENERGY POLICY, ECONOMY AND LAW Energy Policy, Economy and Law Akademik Lomonosov: Preparations for Premiere in Full Swing ı Roman Martinek