Naval bases and shipyards
The Northern Fleet has six naval bases at the Kola penninsula to serve its nuclear vessels. The vessles are build, repaired and decommissioned at these six shipyards.
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Naval bases files
Severomorsk serves as the main base and administrative centre for the Northern Fleet. The city lies 25km north of Murmansk on the eastern side of the Murmansk Fjord. Severomorsk has a population of 70,000.
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The naval installation at Gadzhievo consists of a base point in Olenaya Bay and the settlemnet Skalisty.
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Sayda Bay
Sayda Bay is a former fishing village that was annexed as a military area in 1990. Its former inhabitants were moved out and the area is now used for storing hulls and reactor compartments from nuclear submarines.
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The naval base Vidyaevo consists of two bases: Ara Bay and Ura Bay. The town of Vidyaevo itself with its 20,000 inhabitants lies on the eastern side of the Ura Bay, six kilometres north of the village of Ura Bay proper. The area has served as a base for diesel-powered submarines since the beginning of the 1960s. In 1979, it also became a base for nuclear-powered submarines. Read on

Zapadnaya Litsa
Zapadnaya Litsa is the largest and most important Russian naval base for nuclear-powered submarines. The base is located on the Litsa Fjord at the westernmost point of the Kola Peninsula, about 45 kilometres from the Norwegian border. Read on

Gremikha (Iokanga) naval base is the second onshore storage site at the Kola Peninsula for spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste from submarines. The base is the easternmost Northern Fleet base at the Kola Peninsula, located 350 kilometres east of the mouth of the Murmansk fjord. Jump to section

Andreeva Bay
The largest storage for naval spent nuclear fuel is located in Andreeva Bay, situated on the north-western side of the Kola Peninsula. Andreeva Bay, part of Zapadnaya Litsa, is 55 kilometres to the Russian-Norwegian boarder. Jump to section

Shipyards files
Shipyard No. 85 — Nerpa
Shipyard No. 85 Nerpa is situated in the innermost part of Olenya Bay. Today, it falls under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy. The town of Snezhnogorsk, also known as Vyuzhny or Murmansk-60, is located approximately five kilometres south-west of Nerpa. Read on

Severodvinsk shipyards — Zvezdochka and Sevmash
Severodvinsk lies on the White Sea, 35 kilometres west of Arkhangelsk, and has been a closed city ever since it was founded in 1936. Visitors to the town today require security clearance from the Russian Security Police, the FSB. Read on

Shipyard No. 10 — Shkval
Navy Yard No. 10 is situated near the town of Polyarny, on the outermost western side of the Murmansk Fjord. As the first nuclear-powered submarines were delivered to the Northern Fleet at the end of the 1950s, the yard was modified for docking and repair of these vessels. Read on

Shipyard No. 35 — Sevmorput
Naval yard No. 35 Sevmorput is a Northern Fleet naval repair yard located on the Murmansk Fjord in the Rosta district of Murmansk, between the nuclear icebreaker base Atomflot and the merchant harbour. Read on

Arbitration court suspended bankruptcy case against navy shipyard
Zvezdochka plant to become service centre for Russian navy
Navy shipyard workers have not received salary since September 2003
Defence order for Sevmash plant increased 50% in 2004
Irradiated reactor compartments storage facility to be completed in 2007
Russian Navy Loads Missiles with Dangerous Cranes
Northern Fleet unable to pay electricity bills
US sponsored defueling site approved for operation in Severodvinsk
Severodvinsk shipyard manufactures first cask for temporary SNF storage
Dock for spent nuclear fuel unloading under repairs
Nerpa shipyard can go bankrupt without US money
First generation submarine is being defuelled in Murmansk
Severodvinsk builds spent nuclear fuel unloading site
A storage for reactor compartments will be built in the Murmansk region
1st generation nuclear submarine to be defuelled in Murmansk
Four pads for storage of spent fuel from decommissioned nuclear subs to be built by 2002

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