Samsung Heavy Partners with the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute to Develop Nuclear-Powered Ships

One of the world’s largest shipbuilders is pressing ahead with plans to build nuclear-powered merchant ships.

Samsung Heavy Industries said Wednesday it will partner with the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) to develop molten salt reactors to power ships as well as market offshore power plants.

The nuclear development goes alongside Samsung Heavy’s already advanced research and development into ammonia- and hydrogen-powered ships, the Korean yard said today, as it races to lead the shipbuilding pack in offering alternative propulsion choices…


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