Transport rss

Rooppur rail link contract signed

Corporate

12 July 2018

A Bangladesh-Indian joint venture is to build a new 26.5 kilometre railway link from the Rooppur nuclear power plant to Ishwardi under a contract signed in Dhaka on 10 July. The contract is to be completed within 18 months.

Largest IAEA operation to remove disused sources

Regulation and Safety

01 May 2018

Source container shipment from Paraguay - 48The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has helped remove 27 disused highly radioactive sources - mainly used for medical purposes such as treating cancer and sterilising instruments - from five South American countries. It was the largest such project facilitated by the IAEA in terms of both the number of sources and countries involved.

Russia completes TUK-141O hot tests

Waste and Recycling

02 October 2017

TUK-1410 cask 48Russia's Federal Centre for Nuclear and Radiation Safety, Rosenergoatom and Mayak Production Association have completed the "hot tests" for TUK-141O casks for the transport of used nuclear fuel. The cask will replace the 13th series of transport containers and is licensed to move used fuel assemblies from VVER-1000 reactors.

Daher to apply for NRC transport package certification

Regulation and Safety

02 July 2018

DN30_PSP_(Daher)-48Daher is to submit its DN30 PSP transport package for US certification by the end of July and expects to receive certification from French regulators by the end of the year. The company says the flask offers a long-term, reliable solution for the transport of enriched uranium product and reprocessed uranium.

Russian floating plant cargo arrives at Pevek

New Nuclear

30 October 2017

Cargo ship arrives at Pevek - 48Ships carrying cargo to support "the world's first" floating nuclear power plant have arrived at the port of Pevek, in the Chukotka district of Russia, Rosenergoatom announced today. Rosenergoatom, the nuclear power plant operator subsidiary of Rosatom, also said the floating plant Akademik Lomonosov will be towed to Murmansk in May, be loaded with fuel in October and commissioned in November next year.

Russia charts 40 years of icebreaker progress

New Nuclear

15 August 2017

50 Years of Victory - 48Russia is this week celebrating the historic achievements of its nuclear-powered icebreaker fleet and has also announced project milestones for its latest vessels. The Arktika was the first surface vessel to reach the North Pole, on 17 August, 1977. The seventh and largest Arktika class icebreaker - 50 Years of Victory - entered service in 2007 and is now on its way to the North Pole to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Arktika's expedition.