Atomflot launches Rossita container ship
The purpose of the contract is “to export temporary packages with solid radioactive waste from the territory of the SZTS SevRAO by sea transport and place them in storage at Sayda Bay”, the report says.
The first deputy general director of Atomflot, Mustafa Kashka, explained that the Serebryanka servicing vessel had previously performed similar operations.
The Rossita container ship was commissioned by Atomflot FSUE in 2011. The ship was built in Italy as part of the intergovernmental agreement “On bilateral cooperation on the disposal of Russian nuclear submarines withdrawn from the combat operations of the Russian Navy and the processing of nuclear waste and spent nuclear fuel” concluded in 2003
The money for the construction of Rossita (Russia-Italy), about € 70 million, was allocated by the Italian side as a contribution to the G8 global partnership.
The Rossita is an ice-class vessel, its displacement is 4 thousand tons, intended for the transport of spent nuclear fuel. It has 2 insulated cargo compartments (holds), the total capacity of which is 720 tons. Vessel length - 84 m, width - 14 m, speed - up to 12 nodes.
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