Spent Nuclear Fuel

Special Ships

Spent Nuclear Fuel

Purpose of the ship is to transport Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) and Radioactive Waste (RW) mainly using TK-18 containers, but also using other type packages, including 20 ft ISO containers, from bases and ship-repair yards to points of reloading to railway. The ship is designed to the most stringest international rules and is compliant with the International Code for the Safe Carriage of Packaged Irradiated Nuclear Fuel, Plutonium and High-Level Radioactive Wastes on board Ships (INF Code).

Ne sono un concreto esempio la duplicazione degli impianti all’interno delle stive di carico in modo che siano autonomi e separati dal resto dell’impiantistica, la presenza di due locali di propulsione separati tramite una paratia stagna longitudinale, l’adozione di un doppio scafo nella zona destinata al trasporto del carico. Inoltre, lo schermo di protezione delle stive e il relativo sistema di monitoraggio di tutta l’area interessata al trasporto del carico sono stati progettati nel rispetto delle più stringenti normative in materia di sicurezza nucleare.

Commissioning Atomflot
Rossita  2011

Technical Information

main characteristics

Length overall

84.00 m

Length between perpendiculars

76.70 m

Dead weight

1,700 t

Cargo Holds Capacity

720 t

Continuous Speed

12 kn

Endurance (Dry Provisions)

60 days

Endurance (Other Provisions)

30 days



2 shafts CODAD

4 Generating sets IFM L1306T2

235 kW eac

2 Main Diesel Engines IFM V1716T2 MLH

1,300 kW each

1 Emergency Generating set L1306T2

160 kW



23 people

Altre caratteristiche

Compliant to RMRS ARC 4 ice class

Compliant to INF Code, IBC Code, CSS Code

Compliant to OSPORB-99/2010 (Primary sanitary rules of radiation safety provision)

Compliant to NRB-99/2008 (Radiation safety standards)

Compliant to SP-SATO-2011 (Sanitary Rules. Radiation safety provision while design, construction, operation and disposal of nuclear ship)

Ship’s Main Zones: CZ category I, CZ category II, OZ.

Two biologically shielded modular Cargo Holds in order to secure TK-18, TUK-108, NZK-150-1.5P, OVCh casks and 20ft ISO containers

One cargo crane 45 t @ 15m with automatic Heeling System

One Free Fall life boat System