First floating nuclear power plant is set in by OPK’s shipyards

On May, 18, 2009 on Baltiysky Zavod, a part of United Industrial Corporation (OPK) the floating nuclear power unit for FNPP was set in.

The construction of the first in the world floating nuclear power plant is an important milestone in a global history”, Alexander Gnusarev, Chairman of the Management Board, marked at the solemn ceremony. At present foreign partners are already interested in technologies of the construction of this project. OPK can carry out the orders for the construction of 8 FNPP by the date fixed. “We can get out of the crisis just developing in such a way. St, Petersburg was always the “pioneer of the engineering industry development”, Valentina Matvienko, St. Petersburg governor announced. The floating power-generating unit is an atomic energetic object, being constructed at the plant and conveyed to the exploitation place. Finished energetic object are supplied to the customer after testing. The contract, signed by OPK and “Concern Energoatom” PLC on February, 27, 2009, anticipates the construction, launching, rebuilding and testing. Exploitation of the head floating power-generating unit with KLT-40C type reactor is a final step of this project. According to the contract, the construction of the floating power-generating unit has started since 27th of February, 2009. by the II quarter of 2012 it is due to be completed. In the IV quarter of 2012 after testing it will be operated at the scene of projecting.

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