Swan Hunter To Build Vessel To Transport Spent Nuclear Fuels

Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Limited of Great Britain have received an order to build a specialized vessel costing approximately $8,750,000 to carry spent nuclear fuel from Japan to France and the United Kingdom.

The ship has been ordered by Pacific Nuclear Transport, a subsidiary of British Nuclear Fuels Limited.

Believed to be the world's first purpose-built nuclear waste carrier, the 3,200-dwt twin-screw vessel is scheduled for delivery toward the end of 1978. To meet the many stringent safety regulations involved, it will be of specialized c o n s t r u c t i o n , with double-skinned holds and additional navigational and firefighting equipment.

The approximate dimensions of the vessel are: length overall, 338 feet; molded breadth, 53 feet, and molded depth, 31 feet. The main propulsion machinery will consist of British manufactured diesel engines.

Pacific Nuclear Transport has a contract worth about $262,500,000 to ship spent fuel from Japan to France and the United Kingdom.

The new vessel will carry the spent fuel from Japan to France, discharging at Cap Le Havre.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 29,  Nov 15, 1977 S-A1 KAISER

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