This week INS is showcasing its high-security nuclear transport capabilities at the IAEA International Conference on Nuclear Security in Vienna.
The Conference is reviewing the international community’s experience and achievements in strengthening nuclear security, enhance understanding of current approaches to nuclear security worldwide and identify trends, and provide a global forum for ministers, policymakers and senior officials to formulate views on the future directions and priorities for nuclear security.
INS has used the skills and experience built up over 40 years of operations to safely and securely deliver a number of high profile nuclear transports. In doing so we have helped to deliver important intergovernmental agreements on the custody and transportation of specialist nuclear materials.
Just this year we were responsible for a transport of material from Japan to the USA which was described by President Obama as the biggest transport of its kind. We also played a key role in a collaborative effort to transport Highly Enriched Uranium and separated plutonium from Switzerland and Germany to the United States.
These transports, and several others like them, are important milestones in securing nuclear materials and reducing the risk of nuclear proliferation, and were delivered by UK assets and expertise in collaboration with partners around the world.
At the Conference the UK Energy Minister, Baroness Neville-Rolfe, visited the INS stand to hear about our nuclear security activities. She also spoke in the Ministerial part of the conference where in her statement she pointed to the important role INS plays in global nuclear security:
“One area where there is collective recognition that more needs to be done is transport. Together there has been some good progress and the UK is committed to continuing this. We are pleased to have a world-leading nuclear shipping capability in International Nuclear Services here at the conference.”
You can read the Minister’s full statement here:
For more details please contact Sam Wilkinson at INS:
Tel: +44 (0)7422 077 936