Russia is a big place with lots of remote outposts. Getting power to those far-flung places can be a challenge. That's why Russia has hatched a plan to create floating nuclear power plants, essentially putting them in port to supply energy to locations that need power but can't build a traditional plant on land.
The concept of floating nuclear power plants has been around for quite awhile. After all, nuclear submarines are fairly common. The plan is to use KLT-40 naval propulsion reactors built onto a floating platform that can be towed to, and anchored at, its destination. The reactors are already in use in ice-breaking vessels.… Read more