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Netherlands-based nuclear energy development and consultancy company ULC-Energy has undertaken a study that investigated the potential to use civil nuclear technologies to power commercial maritime vessels. The study was commissioned by mining company and shipping charterer BHP, a major producer of commodities including iron ore, copper, nickel, and metallurgical coal. BHP has approximately 80,000 employees and contractors, primarily in Australia and the Americas. 

Date: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbhp-to-consider-nuclear-powered-cargo-ships-11551624

HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) and Kepco Engineering & Construction Company (Kepco E&C) have received approval in principle (AIP) from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for a new design of a floating offshore nuclear power barge. HD KSOE’s design involves a 240 MW SMR-powered ship, featuring four sets of 60 MW SMRs. The vessel would be a floating SMR facility on the sea, with the SMR placed on the bottom and a platform on top that produces carbon-free fuel such as hydrogen.

Date: Friday, 06 October 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newskorean-floating-npp-project-receives-approval-in-principle-11196106

A design for a floating offshore nuclear power barge from HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) and Kepco Engineering & Construction (Kepco E&C) has received approval in principle from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

Date: Thursday, 05 October 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/ABS-approves-Korean-SMR-power-barge-design

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