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Russia completes second reactor vessel for Arktika

New Nuclear

09 May 2016

Second vessel for Arktika icebreaker - 48Russia's ZIO-Podolsk has completed assembling the integrated reactor vessel of the second of two 175 MWt reactors for the Arktika icebreaker. The procedure was completed in 19 days, three days fewer than for the same equipment for the first reactor.

Keel-laying for new US nuclear ship

Other News

24 August 2015

Kennedy_keel_laying_(HII-Oxley)_48The keel for the US Navy's second Gerald Ford-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the John F Kennedy, has been laid at a ceremony in Newport News, Virginia.

BAE Systems gets funding to complete submarine design

New Nuclear

13 March 2015

Successor submarine 48The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded BAE Systems - the British defence, aerospace and security company - the funding needed to complete the design of a successor to the Royal Navy's Vanguard class submarines.

Itarus floating platform set for transport to Russia

Waste and Recycling

08 March 2016

Itarus - 48A semi-submersible floating platform for transporting special material decommissioned by the Russian Navy has been delivered to the shipyard in Muggiano, in La Spezia, Italy. The platform - Itarus - was built by Fincantieri for RosRAO, the Russian Federal State Unitary Enterprise for radioactive waste management.

Russia makes progress with Arctica icebreaker

New Nuclear

14 August 2015

Forebody of Arctica hull 48The forebody of the hull of the pilot nuclear icebreaker Arctica - the so-called Project 22220, or LK-60 series of icebreakers - has been completed at the slipway of the Baltic Shipyard in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Kilopower for space exploration


11 December 2014

NNSA_Y12_discussions_(NNSA)_48Nasa's Glenn Center has called on the services of the US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to support its mission to develop the Kilopower project, using uranium-fuelled Stirling engines in space missions.