Sayda bay storage facility to receive first reactor compartments

Publish date: February 28, 2006

The first batch consisting of eight reactor compartments from nuclear submarines will be delivered to the long-term onshore storage facility in Sayda bay, Murmansk region, in April-May 2006.

The first stage of the facility will be able to accommodate 30 empty reactor compartments, Interfax reported with the reference to the Nerpa shipyard chief engineer Rostislav Rimdenok. The tests of the German-sponsored equipment have been successfully completed, he added. The reactor compartments will be shipped with the help of floating dock from the Nerpa shipyard, where retired nuclear submarines are being scrapped.

The completed facility should be able to receive 120 reactor compartments as well as radwaste from the nuclear service ships. The end for the construction is scheduled for 2008. The project will solve the problem of safe storage for the reactor compartments, seventy of which are currently stored afloat in Sayda bay. The Russian Kurchatov Institute and the German Energiewerke Nord GmbH, or EWN are supervising the project.

More News

All news

The role of CCS in Germany’s climate toolbox: Bellona Deutschland’s statement in the Association Hearing

After years of inaction, Germany is working on its Carbon Management Strategy to resolve how CCS can play a role in climate action in industry. At the end of February, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action published first key points and a proposal to amend the law Kohlenstoffdioxid Speicherungsgesetz (KSpG). Bellona Deutschland, who was actively involved in the previous stakeholder dialogue submitted a statement in the association hearing.

Project LNG 2.

Bellona’s new working paper analyzes Russia’s big LNG ambitions the Arctic

In the midst of a global discussion on whether natural gas should be used as a transitional fuel and whether emissions from its extraction, production, transport and use are significantly less than those from other fossil fuels, Russia has developed ambitious plans to increase its own production of liquified natural gas (LNG) in the Arctic – a region with 75% of proven gas reserves in Russia – to raise its share in the international gas trade.