Flotation Is the Next Big Thing in Energy Production

There’s a growing international trend in energy production: make it float.

Perhaps the most novel project type is the floating nuclear power plant. China General Nuclear (CGN), China’s largest nuclear operator, announced earlier this month that it expects to start operating a small modular offshore reactor by 2020.

Construction of the ACPR50S demonstration project is expected to begin next year, having recently been approved by China’s National Development and Reform Commission as part of the country’s 13th Five-Year Plan. China plans to build 300 gigawatts of nuclear capacity over the next 10 to 20 years, with …read more

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