Russia introduces floating nuclear power plants

When it comes to technology advances, credit Russia with another cutting edge idea: floating nuclear power plants.

Nuke plant floating

It seems like the Russian nuclear power plant of the future will have the ability to float. These ships re-purposed into power plants are projected to be ready for service by 2016 and will function like barges that can be towed to and from various destinations as needed.

With a crew around 70 persons and a weight of 21,500 tons, the first ship in the fleet will be named the Academic Lomonosov, in honour of Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov, the founder of Moscow State University an important scientist from Russia’s imperial period.

Two naval propulsion reactors generating around 70 megawatts of electricity is enough to power a city of 200,000 people.