Security and resilience
Using our expertise to help customers solve their own security and resilience challenges.
NTS has overseen the safe and secure transport of a range of sensitive nuclear materials and continues to use its unique security capabilities to support a number of domestic and international threat reduction initiatives.
Our practical experience coupled with our intimate knowledge of national and international security regulations mean we are well placed to offer our customers an unrivalled level of security advice and operational support.
The challenges associated with protecting nuclear and radioactive material during transport are unique, and require a dedicated approach. NTS uses its unparalleled security expertise to help customers solve these challenges.
Expert security support and advice
The transport of nuclear materials takes place within a highly regulated environment and requires a strict approach to safety and security. NTS provides customers with the capacity to develop, implement and maintain effective security systems during transport.
Our expertise includes:
- Resilience and emergency response
- Cyber-security and information management
- Security culture
- Threat assessments
- Physical protection
NTS uses its experience to advance the safety and security of nuclear transport for the benefit of the UK and wider global nuclear community. We work closely with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS), the World Nuclear Transport Institute (WNTI) and other international partners to further this aim.
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.
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.
Shipment of high-level waste from the UK to Germany
Our expertise in shipping waste resulting from reprocessing was demonstrated when we completed the first of three shipments of high level waste to Germany at the end of 2020.