The United States Navy currently has three pieces of large nuclear reactor servicing equipment in storage at a private shipyard. This equipment must be removed from the shipyard by October 1, 2017 or the Navy will incur significant storage fees. This project is to design and build a reusable container system for transporting this equipment, known as Multi Cluster Removal Containers (MCRCs). This item is extremely large and weighs approximately 170,000 Lbs. The inside surfaces of the MCRCs are contaminated with low levels of radioactivity and cannot be dismantled prior to shipping. The container must be fully compliant with US Department of Transportation requirements for low level radioactive material shipment in accordance with Federal Regulations and Navy Radiological Controls. The design must include specification of and securement to a rail car in accordance with the Association of American Railroads Interchange Rules.

Project Type


College or School

College of Professional Studies Granite Division

Program or Major

Project Management


Winter 2017


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