The world\u2019s first floating nuclear power plant has been fully commissioned to begin operation in northern Russia.\r\nThe floating nuclear power plant (FNPP), named Akademic Lomonosov, was commissioned on Friday. Andrei Petrov, the director of Rosenergoatom (the electric energy division of Russia\u2019s state nuclear energy firm), signed the relevant decree. Floating power stations allow facilities to be docked in remote regions that would otherwise be hard to develop.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\u201cToday we can consider the floating nuclear power plant construction project successfully completed. We finished our main task for this year - fully commissioned the FNPP in Pevek, Chukotka region. Today, it officially becomes the 11th nuclear power plant in Russia and the northernmost one in the world,\u201d Andrei Petrov said in a statement.\r\nThe Akademic Lomonosov begun providing electricity to the grid on December 19, 2019, and has currently generated over 47.3 million kilowatt hours of electricity since its connection.\r\nThe Far East directorate of Rostechnadzor, Russia\u2019s technical, nuclear and environmental regulator had earlier inspected the FNPP. The plant received a \u201cstatement of conformity,\u201d according to the statement, verifying that the FNPP is in accordance with all project documentation requirements.\r\nThe project also received approval from Rosprirodnadzor, the environmental amangement authority.\r\nThe plant has a total capacity of 70 megawatts from two separate 35 megawatt reactors. The FNPP has a 40-year service life.