In October, the Akademik Lomonosov, built by the State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom”, received the prestigious Asian Power Awards, becoming the best nuclear power plant of the year.
The world’s only Floating Nuclear Power Plant is located in Pevek, Chukotka region in the Russian Far East. It is the northernmost nuclear power plant in the world. The launch of FNPP in may this year was a breakthrough for sustainable development of remote areas and islands of Russian Federation. The Akademik Lomonosov transferred the heat and power to the grid to Pevek. In the future, it should replace the decommissioned generating capacities of the Chaun-Bilibino energy center.
The Asian Power Awards is being held for the 16th time, identifying leaders in the energy sector in Asia. The event was organized by the Singapore-based publishing house Charlton Media, which has been publishing Asia's leading energy publication Asian Power for many years. The jury for this year's award included such companies as The Lantau Group, KPMG Advisory, Pinsent Masons, AFRY, YCP Solidiance.
More than 50 companies took part in the competition in 2020, including B. Grimm Power, Mitsubishi Power, Ltd., China Resources New Energy (Huanxian) Wind Power Co., Ltd. and others.
On April 5, 2021, Yuri Trutnev, representative of the Russian president in the Far Eastern district paid visit to the northernmost city of Russia – Pevek (Chukotka Autonomous District). Roman Kopin, the governor of the district, and Pevek authorities accompanied the representative.
On 23 December 2020, ROSATOM and the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) signed an agreement on electric power tariff formation principles for the small modular reactor (SMR) power plant construction project with RITM-200 reactors in Ust-Kuyga, Ust-Yansky District, Russia.
In September, the city of Pevek marked one year since the arrival of the floating power unit (FPU) Akademik Lomonosov, which being exploited here as part of a floating nuclear thermal power plant.