NTS to carry out feasibility studies in several areas of nuclear transport

NTS has been commissioned by newcleo to carry out feasibility studies in several areas of nuclear transport requirements.

As part of this work, NTS will support newcleo through investigating packaging solutions for nuclear fuel; physical security for nuclear fuel; and transport routing and asset options.

NTS provides specialist transport and logistics expertise to support customers and partners around the world to solve their own complex transportation challenges.

Safe and secure transport of nuclear fuel is necessary to enable the generation of electricity from civil nuclear power.

Seth Kybird, NTS CEO, said: “Our work in undertaking a number of feasibility studies for newcleo is a great example of NTS, as specialists in the transportation of nuclear fuel, using our expertise to advise external partners on how best to address their individual transport challenges. This collaboration will help to support the delivery of energy ambitions both within the UK and overseas.”

Andrew Murdoch, newcleo Managing Director, UK Operations, said: “I am delighted to embark on these studies with NTS, which will cover a range of nuclear materials that are part of the newcleo fuel cycle, including MOX fuel. newcleo’s Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel manufacturing facilities will be located in France, and movement of MOX fuel to our reactor sites, including those in the UK, will need to be managed to the highest standards of safety and security in line with stringent regulation.  We look forward to collaborating with NTS and benefitting from their significant expertise as we build a new competitive industrial standard for nuclear in the UK and beyond.”