Direct Rail Services to become part of Nuclear Transport Solutions
DRS is joining forces with its fellow NDA transport subsidiaries to create Nuclear Transport Solutions, launching in April 2021.
Our owner, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, is bringing together its transport expertise and capabilities into a single nuclear transport division.
The new organisation will be called Nuclear Transport Solutions (NTS) and will fully launch in April 2021.
NTS will be a centre of excellence that brings together the operational, commercial, engineering, legal, and regulatory expertise that underpin nuclear transport and logistics operations.
It will operate Direct Rail Services (DRS) and Pacific Nuclear Transport Ltd (PNTL), who will continue to deliver rail and shipping services for customers, building on decades of experience of providing safe, secure and reliable transport solutions.
NTS’s primary objective will be to support the NDA’s important mission to clean up the UK’s earliest civil nuclear sites. It will also use its world-leading expertise to provide commercial activities in the UK and overseas, as well as providing transport services for customers outside of the nuclear sector.
Direct Rail Services will continue to be a familiar sight on our railways offering the award-winning service they have become renowned for – intermodal, specialist, infrastructure, network support and consultancy services.
Seth Kybird, Chief Executive of NTS, said:
“We are creating NTS to become the leading global provider of safe, secure and reliable nuclear transport solutions – building on the experience and capabilities of DRS, INS and PNTL to support the NDA’s important clean-up mission, and deliver great value for our customers in the UK and overseas.
“This is an exciting opportunity for us to build a vibrant and profitable organisation with an exciting and challenging mission of national and global importance.”
Chris Connelly, NTS Deputy CEO and Rail Director, said:
“NTS brings together a wide variety of knowledge, skills and talent into one organisation. It’s a fantastic opportunity and being part of it will make DRS stronger, more competitive and able to offer a broader range of services to our customers.”