Nuclear Fuels Carrier Launched

Press Release
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Spent Nuclear Fuel Carrier: Photo credit Damen Shipyards

Damen Shipyards Galati launch Nuclear Cargo Vessel 1600 for the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB).

Damen Shipyards Galaţi (DSGa) located in Romania, a member of Damen Shipyards Group, launched the specialist cargo ship which will replace her predecessor M/S Sigyn, which has been in service during the past 30 years.

The vessel is designed and built by Damen, with Damen Shipyards Gorinchem (The Netherlands) providing the design and the major equipment and DSGa (Romenia) building and finishing the high-tech vessel. 

The NCV 1600’s main task will be to transport spent nuclear fuel from Swedish nuclear power plants to SKB’s facilities in Oskarshamn and Forsmark. It can transport up to 12 nuclear waste containers but also standard cargo containers or special trucks. In addition, due to its greater capacity, the vessel will be able to carry large components in line with SKB requirements.

Main characteristics
- Length overall 99.50 m
- Breadth 18.60 m
- Draft 4.50.m
- Class LRS
- Accommodation 21 persons
- Speed 12 knots


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