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Russia speeds up manufacture of icebreaker reactor

New Nuclear

26 April 2017

Reactor head for Sibir icebreaker - 48Russia's Zio-Podolsk has completed "one of the most complex" manufacturing operations on the reactor head of the Sibir nuclear-powered icebreaker, using a new tool that reduces the time required to bore holes in the structure from 150 days to 36 days. Sibir is the second of three vessels of the Project 22220 - featuring RITM-200 (Rhythmn-200) reactors - that will be able to break through ice 3 meters thick as they escort vessels across the Arctic Ocean. The others are Arktika and Ural.

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.

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.