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Iran says to have ability to manufacture atomic engines for ships

Iran Materials 9 August 2012 16:40
Iran has the ability to to manufacture atomic engines that could be used for ships, Deputy Naval chief Qolam-Reza Khadim Bigem said, Fars reported.
Iran says to have ability to manufacture atomic engines for ships

Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 9 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/

Iran has the ability to to manufacture atomic engines that could be used for ships, Deputy Naval chief Qolam-Reza Khadim Bigem said, Fars reported.

Last month, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Director Fereydoun Abbasi said Iran is able to design the nuclear reactors needed to power the ships and submarines.

Abbasi also said that if Iran needs uranium enriched to a purity level of higher than 20 percent in order to fuel nuclear-powered ships and submarines, it will inform the International Atomic Energy Agency of its need so that the agency can facilitate the process of supplying the country with the required nuclear fuel.

Qolam-Reza Khadim Bigem said this technology indeed can be used if there is a need to make bigger ships that could use better and safer fuel.

Modern ships rely on atomic engines for several reasons, some which are: lower cost fuel, higher power to weight ratio, and that nuclear reactors can be built with fuel supplies lasting for many years.

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