New ‘Floating Nuclear Plant’ Announced In Russia

July 10, 2009

Russia (ChattahBox) – The United Industrial Corporation has announced plans to create a floating nuclear plant, which will house enough energy to power the city of Viluchinsk.

According to a report by the NY Times’ Green Inc. Blog, the plants will be approximately 470 feet long, and 100 feet wide.

They will hold two 35-megawatt generators, which experts believe will mostly be used to provide energy for oil drilling off of the Arctic, as well as mining of valuable minerals and deposits.  The advantages of deploying floating nuclear plants include maneuverability of the machines so that they can be serviced, as well as the ability to be positioned where the need is greatest for electricity.

While no further plants have been announced, it is believed that if the construction, which will begin in 2012, is successful, more will follow.


2 Responses to “New ‘Floating Nuclear Plant’ Announced In Russia”

  1. Old Man Dotes on July 10th, 2009 2:29 pm

    There’s another advantage: In the event of a major cooling problem, there will be plenty of water close by so a meltdown can be easily prevented.

  2. Josly on July 11th, 2009 11:07 am

    Floating nuclear power plants may become a new direction in the development of the atomic energy,

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