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Nuclear marine propulsion is propulsion of a ship or submarine ...

wikipedia - 13 Sep 2016
Nuclear marine propulsion is propulsion of a ship or submarine with heat provided by a nuclear power plant. The power plant heats water to produce steam and it is this steam that powers the steam turbines and turbo generators. The power is then transferred to a gearbox that reduces the ratio by around 50 to 1 and this powers the propulsor. Naval nuclear propulsion is used specifically within naval warships (see Nuclear navy). Very few experimental civil nuclear ships have been built.
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Fluor Awarded Contracts for Naval Nuclear Laboratory

Markets Insider - 16 Jul 2018
Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that the U.S. Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have jointly awarded contracts to Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC, ...
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Naval Nuclear Laboratory select Fluor Marine Propulsion

SteelGuru - 18 Jul 2018
The current DOE and DON contracts for the NNL with Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation expire on September 30, 2018. An approximate three-month transition period commenced on July 12, which will provide stability for the workforce employed under ...
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Naval Nuclear Laboratory Contracts Awarded To FMP

Los Alamos Daily Post - 13 Jul 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Naval Reactors, a joint program of the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of the Navy (DON), announced the selection of Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC (FMP) as the new DOE and DON contractor for the Naval Nuclear ...
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One of the Navy's Greatest Tragedies: The Sinking of the USS Thresher

The National Interest Online (blog) - 18 Jul 2018
In the mid-1950s, the U.S. Navy was still pushing nuclear propulsion out to the submarine fleet. USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear submarine, had just been commissioned in 1954, and nine classes of submarines were created, including the Sailfish ...
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China's Planned Nuclear Icebreaker

The Diplomat - 17 Jul 2018
Both assumptions were quickly dismissed by Chinese media. The Xue Long 2, designed in collaboration with Finnish ship engineering firm Aker Arctic, is using a diesel-electric propulsion system supplied by Aker Arctic's parent company, ABB. While Russia ...
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Nuclear submarines a critical component of defense strategy

Northwest Georgia News - 15 Jul 2018
Ebel said Rickover served active duty in charge of the nuclear propulsion system until he was 78 years old and was in such personal control of the submarine fleet that he personally interviewed each and every midshipman that was going to be in the ...
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SpeedNews Defense & Space

Aviation Week - 13 Jul 2018
FLUOR MARINE PROPULSION LLC has $1.2b U.S. Navy contract for naval nuclear propulsion work at the Naval Nuclear Laboratory. Work could reach $13b with options. AIRBUS-led consortium will provide seamless satellite remote sensing coverage of ...
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Why Russia Fears Sweden's Deadly Submarines

The National Interest Online (blog) - 16 Jul 2018
The downside to the nuclear-powered variety, of course, is that they cost many times the price of a comparable diesel submarines and require nuclear propulsion technology, which may not be worth the trouble for a country only interested in defending ...

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