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Specialist nuclear transport operations
MOX fuel transport package – demonstrating package design innovation
The NTS M4/12 MOX fuel transport package has improved shielding and thermal performance.
UK sealed radiation sources – delivering a new and cost-effective solution
The UK had an urgent requirement to collect a backlog of radiation sealed sources from across the country and transport them for safe disposal.
Finite Element Analysis – securing new package licensing
Finite Element Analysis (FEA) work was required to support a new licence to transport the 1648C package.
UF6 shipment – optimising capacity on a PNTL vessel
NTS shielding assessors were asked to provide an assessment to justify the shipment of 120 UX-30B transport packages on board a PNTL vessel. Timescales were short plus the vessel had only previously been licensed to carry 40 of the packages.
Fissile Exceptions – improving nuclear waste transport efficiency
NTS actively encouraged the adaptation of existing IAEA regulations to better support the bulk transport of nuclear materials with a small fissile content.
Sharing our security expertise overseas
NTS’s expertise in security and resilience helps maturing and developing nations strengthen their own nuclear security and resilience capabilities.
Special Arrangement Application – demonstrating equivalent safety
We made a successful application to the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR for a “Special Arrangement Approval” to transport a package that had not been conclusively proven to comply with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) thermal test.
Transferring plutonium from Dounreay
In 2019 we used our rail, shipping and technical capabilities to complete a programme of complex, high-security transport operations to transfer civil separated plutonium held at Dounreay, to Sellafield.