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NWMO publishes transportation planning documents

NWMO publishes transportation planning documents

Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation has released two planning documents that address the wide range of priorities, questions and concerns heard to date from Canadians and Indigenous peoples about the transportation of used nuclear fuel.

Waste & Recycling 10 January 2022


Management change for UK nuclear transport ships

Management change for UK nuclear transport ships

The UK's specialist nuclear transport ships and their base in Barrow-in-Furness will be managed by AW Ship Management under a five-year contract announced today. The deal - worth GBP59 million (USD78 million) - concerns three ships owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority through its subsidiary Nuclear Transport Solutions.

Corporate 08 December 2021


Decarbonising nuclear supply chain logistics

Decarbonising nuclear supply chain logistics

Nuclear fuel cycle companies are taking steps to reduce their operational carbon emissions through recent announcements. Orano is partnering with freight rail operator Fret SNCF to develop its carbon-free transport in France and Europe; UK company Nuclear Transport Solutions' rail division has launched a new locomotive design to trial the use of a low-emission renewable alternative to diesel; and in Russia, ARMZ Mining Machinery has increased the use of battery-operated machinery at its Priargunsky mining operations.

Energy & Environment 07 December 2021


Nuclear ship carries Rooppur components

Nuclear ship carries Rooppur components

The world's only nuclear powered cargo ship yesterday set sail from the Russian port of St Petersburg laden with a cargo of components destined for the Rooppur nuclear power plant under construction in Bangladesh. The NS Sevmorput, which is operated by Rosatom enterprise Atomflot, is transporting the 1400 tonne cargo - described as mainly comprising "metal structures and mechanisms" - to the port of Vladivostock.

New Nuclear 03 November 2021


British nuclear transport ship fully recycled

British nuclear transport ship fully recycled

The Oceanic Pintail purpose-built nuclear transport ship, which was decommissioned in November 2020 after 33 years of service, has now been fully recycled, Nuclear Transport Solutions announced today. Its contractor - Dales Marine Services - had been set the target that 98% of the vessel be recycled.

Waste & Recycling 12 October 2021


New Belgian transport vehicle for solid wastes

New Belgian transport vehicle for solid wastes

A unique transport vehicle with integrated packaging for solid medium and high-level waste has been developed by Equans Specialized Nuclear Services on behalf of Ondraf/Niras, the Belgian agency for the management of radioactive waste. The vehicle has undergone testing and is expected to be put into service by the end of this year.

Waste & Recycling 06 October 2021


Slovakian parliament bans foreign waste services

Slovakian parliament bans foreign waste services

Processing radioactive waste or used fuel from other countries has been banned in Slovakia, after a parliamentary resolution yesterday. The move will force the closure of a business unit of JAVYS, potentially leading to job losses once ongoing work is completed.

Waste & Recycling 09 September 2021


New transport casks delivered to KHNP

New transport casks delivered to KHNP

Orano USA has delivered its first TN-LC used fuel cask to Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power. It will be used to move used fuel between KHNP's nuclear power plant sites as well as internationally.

Corporate 25 August 2021


Optimus-H transport package certified in Canada

Optimus-H transport package certified in Canada

NAC International has announced that its Optimus-H system for packaging radioactive waste has been certified for use in Canada. Optimus-H is more heavily shielded than the Optimus-L version which was certified last year, and is suitable for a broader range of higher activity wastes.

Regulation & Safety 25 August 2021


Q&A: Core Power Chairman and CEO Mikal Bøe

Q&A: Core Power Chairman and CEO Mikal Bøe

Molten salt reactor technology has the potential to revolutionise the commercial shipping industry by making the largest ships faster, cleaner and more efficient, Core Power Chairman and CEO Mikal Bøe said in an interview with World Nuclear News. The goal is initially to power floating production of hydrogen-derived green fuels for a vast fleet of smaller vessels and, once licensed and approved, eventually to provide onboard electric propulsion power for large ships.

Perspectives 04 August 2021