Russia’s floating nuclear power unit (FPU) Akademik Lomonosov is now ready to start commercial operations in Russia, Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation has said, following a series of successful and comprehensive tests, including on its twin KLT-40 reactor system.

The FPU – the first ship of its kind – to provide electricity to Russia’s isolated Arctic region, is named Akademik Lomonosov in honour of the great progenitor of the country’s modern contributions to the scientific world.

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