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PROSPECTS OF USING NUCLEAR POWER TECHNOLOGIES IN THE ARCTIC

JOURNAL: Volume 12, No. 3, 2022, p. 349-358

HEADING: Problems of the Northern Sea Route

AUTHORS: Sarkisov, A.A., Smolentsev, D.O., Antipov, S.V., Bilashenko, V.P., Kobrinskiy, .N., Shvedov, P.A.

ORGANIZATIONS: Nuclear Safety Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

DOI: 10.25283/2223-4594-2022-3-349-358

UDC: 338.45:621.039:332.1

The article was received on: 14.07.2022

Keywords: low-power nuclear power plants, nuclear icebreaker fleet, isolated energy systems, economic efficiency, return on investment, floating power plants

Bibliographic description: Sarkisov, A.A., Smolentsev, D.O., Antipov, S.V., Bilashenko, V.P., Kobrinskiy, .N., Shvedov, P.A. Prospects of Using Nuclear Power Technologies in the Arctic. Arktika: ekologiya i ekonomika. [Arctic: Ecology and Economy], 2022, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 349-358. DOI: 10.25283/2223-4594-2022-3-349-358. (In Russian).


Abstract:

The transport accessibility of the Northern Sea Route and the compliance of the energy infrastructure with the Russian Arctic pace development are inextricably linked with the use of nuclear power technologies. Over the past decade, the consistent development of the nuclear icebreaker fleet and the creation of low-power nuclear power plants (LNPPs) have been integral measures of state programs for the socio-economic development of the Arctic. The authors consider the economic indicators of promising LNPPs projects. In the conditions of uncertainty of macroeconomic parameters, they choose an approach to assessing economic efficiency and carry out the calculation and comparative analysis of the return on investment of standard projects.


Finance info: The Russian Science Foundation grant supported the study (project No.20-19-00615 Research into radio-ecological problems of the Russian Arctic to enhance radiation and ecological safety of humans and the environment in the conditions of intensive use of offshore and coastal nuclear power plants for the advanced development of the region).

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