Sevmash to manufacture containers for icebreakers spent nuclear fuel

Publish date: February 20, 2006

Sevmash defence enterprise located in Severnaya Dvina (Arkhangelsk region) concluded a contract on the manufacture of a new batch of transport-packaging sets (TUK-120) for spent nuclear fuel.

The representatives of the Sevmash plant, the Murmansk Shipping Company, and UK company Crown Agents signed the contract. The project is sponsored by the United Kingdom.

Containers TUK -120 are intended for the storage of spent fuel of Russian atomic icebreakers based at Atomflot Enterprise in the Murmansk region. All 50 containers are to be placed in a specially equipped coastal storage facility to ensure the safe storage of non-processible nuclear fuel of Russian icebreaker fleet in the next fifty years.

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