A Russian expert in nuclear energy has said that Russia can offer the world innovations in global energy security, including floating nuclear power plants.
Mikhail Kovalchuk, director of the Kurchatov Institute, Russia’s leading nuclear energy research and development institution, told the RIA Novosti news agency that a nuclear power plant placed on a special floating platform or barge could be easily transported anywhere in the world to provide energy.
Constructing nuclear power plants individually is time-consuming, complicated and expensive, he said. However, assembly-line production of transportable nuclear power plants would be a clearly controllable process, restricted in time, which will lead to unification of nuclear-reactor parameters and reduce expenditures, he said.
The technology should be further developed through joint efforts with other industrialized nations, Kovalchuk said.