FESCO provided transportation of nuclear submarines’ blocks and tanker from Kamchatka Territory to decommissioning site in Primorye
Under the state contract with the Radioactive Waste Management Enterprise (RosRAO Federal State Unitary Enterprise, is a part of State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom), FESCO Transportation Group (FESCO) performed the transportation of nine multisectional blocks of nuclear-powered submarines and a tanker from Kamchatka Territory to the decommissioning site in Primorye Territory.
FESCO says it provided the full range of logistics services to the client, including transportation and towing. Transportation of these items was a unique technological operation – 3rd generation blocks of three, four and five sections and the tanker were all transported at the same time.
A special semi-submersible vessel was chartered for this delivery. FESCO engineers together with designers from The Lazurit Central Design Bureau and engineers from TransEngineering Company LLC developed a project on preparing the deck and lodgment constructions for each item considering its technical characteristics. Over 300 pre-set elements and special mountings were installed at the vessel. Preparation lasted 10 days and took place in Shanghai under control of FESCO and RosRAO experts. After the preparation works were carried out, the vessel left the port of Shanghai and was headed to the Kamchatka Territory. Four tugs were simultaneously used for loading and transporting the blocks and the tanker to the destination point in Primorye Territory. Total transport time was 22 days.
RosRAO Federal State Unitary Enterprise is a specialized organization, responsible for management of radioactive waste in Russia. The company provides full range of services in the field of radioactive waste management, including collection, transportation, processing, conditioning, storage of low and medium activity level waste, as well as the management of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste accumulated during the activities of the Russian Navy and formed during the disposal of nuclear submarines and surface nuclear-propelled ships.