Rosatom to supply power for Arctic offshore projects

Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation is developing mobile underwater power plants that will help to develop offshore fields in the Arctic, Rosatom CEO General Alexey Likhachev said in an interview with TASS news agency.

“There are a number of developments for electricity production with even lower power – 5–6 MW, 20–30 MW. These include mobile as well as underwater power plants for the development of offshore fields”, he said.

Likhachev noted that projects with small capacity (up to 100 MW) need to be implemented to supply the Arctic regions with electricity, but the main criterion is their mobility.

A floating nuclear power plant is currently under construction and should be put into operation in Pevek in Chukotka in 2019, he said. Rosatom has set the goal of exporting this technology after it is tested in Russia.