Sevmash rolling out more spent nuke fuel containers under a US contract

Publish date: May 21, 2008

The Sevmash construction plant has signed a contract for production of 20 containers for storage of spent nuclear fuel, the Barents Observer reported,

The containers will be used for spent nuclear fuel from the BN-350 reactor in Aktau, Kazakhstan. The container-building programme is a recipient of financial support from the US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.

Between 2002-2006 the Sevmash plant has produced 60 containers for spent nuclear fuel from nuclear submarines. Currently, the plant is completing the production of 50 TUK-120 containers for the Murmansk Shipping Company. These containers will be used for the storage of spent nuclear fuel from nuclear powered icebreakers.

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