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Research institute for SMR-powered ships launched

Research institute for SMR-powered ships launched

South Korea's Mokpo National University has opened the world's first SMR Ship Research Institute, aiming to develop a global hub for SMR ship research and education. The move comes as Lloyd's Register says the rise of small modular reactors points to a step change for nuclear applications in shipping if regulatory hurdles can be overcome.

New Nuclear 05 July 2024


Contract for expansion of Rolls-Royce submarine site

Contract for expansion of Rolls-Royce submarine site

International infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has been selected by Rolls-Royce as its non-fissile construction partner to help expand its Raynesway site in Derby, UK, to meet the growth in demand from the Royal Navy, and as a result of last year's AUKUS announcement.

Corporate 28 May 2024


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Viewpoint: Modernising the regulatory ecosystem for nuclear-powered ships

Viewpoint: Modernising the regulatory ecosystem for nuclear-powered ships

The maritime industry stands on the brink of a new era, writes Mikal Bøe. With the rise of new nuclear technologies, the sector can finally address the dual challenge of meeting global climate goals and improving energy efficiency. 

Perspectives 14 May 2024


Organisation for maritime nuclear launched

Organisation for maritime nuclear launched

A new international membership organisation - the Nuclear Energy Maritime Organization - has been launched to bring together stakeholders involved in all aspects of floating nuclear power and nuclear mobility.

Corporate 04 April 2024


BHP considers nuclear-powered cargo ships

BHP considers nuclear-powered cargo ships

Dutch nuclear energy development and consultancy company ULC-Energy BV has completed a study - commissioned by global mining company BHP - to investigate the potential use of civil nuclear technologies to power commercial maritime vessels.

Energy & Environment 23 February 2024


Korean shipbuilder joins maritime SMR project

Korean shipbuilder joins maritime SMR project

South Korea's HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering plans to develop a small modular reactor for use in shipping in cooperation with the UK's Core Power and the USA's Southern Company and TerraPower.

New Nuclear 07 February 2024


Nuclear icebreakers help Northern Sea Route to record year

Nuclear icebreakers help Northern Sea Route to record year

A new record for cargo transported via Russia's Northern Sea Route was set in 2023 with existing nuclear icebreakers providing more than 730 vessel support services. Work continues to progress on two more nuclear-powered icebreakers.

Nuclear Policies 05 January 2024


UK-Korean partnership to develop nuclear-powered cargo ships

UK-Korean partnership to develop nuclear-powered cargo ships

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between Lloyd's Register, Zodiac Maritime, HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering and Kepco Engineering & Construction for the development of nuclear-propelled ship designs, including bulk carriers and container ships.

Energy & Environment 03 January 2024


Regulatory changes needed for new nuclear for maritime

Regulatory changes needed for new nuclear for maritime

Nuclear will be needed to help decarbonise the shipping industry - whether by having nuclear-powered ships or using nuclear to produce alternative fuels - a conference organised by Core Power has heard. However, speakers noted that regulatory issues must be resolved before this can happen.

Energy & Environment 21 September 2023


Nuclear industry ready to help end-users cut emissions

Nuclear industry ready to help end-users cut emissions

The nuclear industry has the solutions to assist end-users - from the shipping industry to data centres - in reducing their carbon emissions and meeting their decarbonisation goals, panellists at World Nuclear Symposium 2023 said.

Energy & Environment 11 September 2023