Russian Conference to Feature World's First Floating Nuclear Power Plant

7 de junio de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="23" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Russian Conference to Feature World's First Floating Nuclear Power Plant</h1><p>June 7, 2007 (LPAC) – The "world's first floating nuclear power plant" will be featured at the St. Petersburg (Russia) International Economic Forum, which opens tomorrow. This unique project will be part of the "Innovational Developments" exhibition at the Forum, which is expecting to have at several thousand participants over three days. These include official delegations from 60 countries, some 200 CEOs of major international corporations, and heads of big Russian companies, the Forum website announced.</p><p>The floating nuclear plants can not only generate electrical power, but also have "one more important function, which is producing drinking water. Such plants have an operating cycle of more than 60 years," the Forum website announced.</p><p>Meanwhile, Rosenergoatom, Russia's state-run company responsible for its nuclear power plants, is already planning to build floating nuclear plants at sites including the mining city of Pevek, in Chukotka (Russia's far, far northeast, part of which lies in the western hemisphere, near Alaska); on the Yamal Peninsula, on Russia's northern-central coast off the Arctic Ocean; and, perhaps most interesting, on Russky Island, in the bay off Vladivostok, which would be completed by 2011, so that it could provide energy for the planned 2012 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit there in 2012!</p></div></body>