Russia has unveiled its first floating nuclear power plant.
The plant, known as Akademik Lomonosov, has just completed a 5000km journey through Arctic waters to reach its new home.
The new plant arrived at its permanent base near an isolated Russian town across the Bering Strait from Alaska last week.
The aim is to make the floating station operational by year-end. It would become the world’s northernmost nuclear power station.
The plant will replace a coal-fired power plant and an ageing nuclear power to supply 50,000 people with electricity in Chukotka.
These floating nuclear power stations are suited to remote regions. It has said they can help the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming.
The floating plants are designed to make it possible to supply electricity to hard-to-reach areas of Russia. They can operate non-stop without the need for refueling for three to five years.
Environmental protection groups have expressed their concerns over potential safety issues.