The International arctic station will be built on “Land of Hope”
16:05 27 января 2020
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A project related to renewable energy will be implemented in the village of Laborovaya in Priuralskiy district. It was suggested by Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), with which Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug signed the cooperation agreement. The Russian center for the Arctic exploration became the operator for coordination of the work. Its head, Andrey Umnikov, told a correspondent of the news agency “Sever-Press” that the project had been developed, survey work had been fulfilled, and it was planned to deliver building materials in March. By the end of 2020 a windmill, batteries and diesel generators with frequency conversion should be launched in Laborovaya.
“But that is not all”, said Andrey Umnikov. – “We went further, and the project of the international arctic station “Snowflake” appeared. The station will be located on the territory of “Land of Hope”, 25 km away from Laborovaya, where the ethno-camp “Land of Hope” is situated. The goal of the project is to test and demonstrate nature-saving technologies of life support, as well as of smart home/settlement systems, robotics, telecommunications, medicine, biotechnologies, new materials and artificial intelligence solutions by Russian and international partners. It also supports joint research on issues of ecology, climate change, environmental pollution and the world ocean”.
The station with the area about 2 thousand square meters consisting of several domes-modules will work owing to renewable energy: mainly with help of wind generators, solar panels will be used in summer. In addition, hydrogen will be produced with help of electrolysis; it will be possible to use it to heat the station, when there is no wind or sun.
MIPT expects to pass the stage of the state expert examination by the end of this year. It is planned to start installing piles in spring of 2021, and the main part of construction work will be completed in 2022.
The project of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology is being implemented with support from the Ministry of foreign affairs, the Ministry for development of the Far East and the Arctic, the Ministry of science and higher education and also the governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. Construction of the station will be fulfilled in cooperation with Russian and foreign industrial partners.