LONDON, UK – 17 January 2024 – newcleo, the clean and safe nuclear technology company developing innovative Generation IV reactors using nuclear waste as fuel, has today announced its work with Nuclear Transport Solutions (NTS), a leading global provider of safe, secure, and reliable transport solutions. NTS has been commissioned by newcleo to carry out feasibility studies in several areas of nuclear transport requirements.
NTS provides specialist transport and logistics expertise to support customers and partners around the world to solve their own complex transportation challenges.
As part of this feasibility study, NTS will support newcleo through investigating packaging solutions for nuclear fuel; physical security for nuclear fuel; and transport routing and asset options.
Safe and secure transport of nuclear fuel is necessary to enable the generation of electricity from civil nuclear power, and the work being undertaken by NTS for newcleo represents another significant step forward in newcleo’s plan to build a new standard for nuclear energy.
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.”
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.”
About Nuclear Transport Solutions (NTS):
Nuclear Transport Solutions is part of the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), a public body responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient clean-up of the UK’s nuclear legacy. They are experts at providing solutions to complex nuclear transport and logistics challenges.
NTS oversee 3 specialist nuclear vessels, a fleet of over 100 locomotives, and a 700+ strong team. They operate DRS (Direct Rail Services) and PNTL (Pacific Nuclear Transport Limited) which deliver rail and shipping activities, building on decades of experience of providing safe, secure and reliable transport solutions. From consultancy and complex assessments to package design and licensing, NTS’s solutions business line supports nuclear transport operations from beginning to end.
NTS have locations in the UK, France, and Japan.