Thursday, September 27, 2007

Floating Nuclear Power Plant

The world's first floating nuclear power plant will be commissioned in 2011 in Russia's Arctic. Russia started building this in April this year and hopes to market it to other countries too.The power plants are expected to be widely used in remote regions with power shortfalls, and also in the implementation of projects requiring stand-alone and uninterrupted electricity supplies in the absence of a developed power grid.

Each such unit can provide electrical energy that is enough for a city with a population of 200,000 people.

Wall Street Journal had put up a video in its site which is a promotional ad for the sale of such nuclear plants by a former vodka salesman from Russia who says he spent six years in prison! The stuff they sell these days!

2 comments:

NeoAuteur said...

Who said Russians aren't creative people?

Double Glazing said...

To answer this question constantly tossed up in environmental forums, it may be best to understand what goes behind doors of a nuclear power plant. In many developing nations, nuclear energy is a major source of electricity as it claims to be safe whilst producing sufficient levels to meet their needs.