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Ghana: Two Top Ghanaian Energy Reporters, Others In Russia To Tour First Floating Nuclear Power Plant

Pevek port in the most northern part of Russia where the Floating Nuclear Power Plant is located. The picture was taken by Michael Creg Afful on Monday, May 27, 2024.

Russian state-atomic corporation, Rosatom, has invited two celebrated Ghanaian energy reporters to join other reporters from international media outlets to tour the world’s first mobile small-sized Floating Nuclear Power Plant at Pevek in the northern city of Russia.

The duo, Michael Creg Afful, Editor of energynewsafrica.com, a Pan-African independent online news portal, and Emmanuel Aboagye-Wiafe, host of Energy 101 on Accra-based Asaase Radio, departed Accra, capital of Ghana, at the weekend and have arrived safely in Russia.

With passion for promoting dissemination of credible information in the energy sector among industry players and non-industry players, Michael Creg Afful founded energynewsafrica.com in 2018 and has since increased the readership of the website from just readers from Ghana to readers from over hundred countries across the world.

He has built a network of industry players in Africa and beyond and contributed to energy discussions in Ghana.

This is the third term Michael is visiting Russia on a similar trip.

In 2022, he attended the Atom Expo with Emmanuel Aboagye-Wiafe and some selected journalists from Nigeria, Zambia, Kenya and Tanzania.

He also attended the Russia-Africa Summit in 2023 and visited the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant in St Petersburg.

While in Russia, Michael and the team of reporters would also visit some historical sites as well as Atom Class and the Port of Pevek beginning Tuesday, 28th May, 2024.

Named after 18th-century Russian scientist, Mikhail Lomonosov, the Akademik Lomonosov is equipped with two KLT-40S reactor systems each with a 35MWe capacity similar to those used on icebreakers.

Designed by Russian nuclear scientists and naval architects, the vessel is 144 metres long and 30 metres wide, and has a displacement of 21,000 tonnes.

Commenting, Michael Creg Afful, said: “This is rare. For me to visit a land-based nuclear power plant in St. Petersburg, Russia and now visiting the world’s first floating nuclear power plant in Pevek is a great opportunity.’’




Source: https://energynewsafrica.com