Understanding and analysing the full scope of your transport requirements up front is essential to being able to devise the right solutions for what are often unique challenges.
Regulatory, technical and stakeholder complexities are inherent in specialist nuclear transports and no two projects are ever the same. So INS’s transport process is designed to invest time with the customer up front to gain a complete understanding of what the challenges are, so they can be unpicked and overcome one by one.
This can be achieved by building an end-to-end transport solution, or by delivering components of a transport strategy, such as designing and engineering a new transport package.
No two transports are the same, so we invest time up front with our customers to gain a complete understanding of the challenges and overcome them one by one
The unique heritage that INS draws upon extends to its understanding of the transport regulations and licensing.
Not only have we worked within an increasingly mature regulatory framework for more than 40 years but, through the UK regulator and our leading role in the World Nuclear Transport Institute, we contribute our experience to the revision and improvement of the international nuclear transport regulations as they evolve at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
This background allows us to provide our customers with a valuable insight into transport regulations to support compliance with both the letter and the spirit of the IAEA regulations.
Importantly, our knowledge also brings with it the ability to improve efficiencies to capture the importance of ensuring value for money.
Transporting specialist nuclear cargoes safely and securely requires huge experience and modern insight into current operational standards.
So INS’s 40-year history of transporting nuclear materials, coupled with a busy transport schedule for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and customers like the US Department of Energy, EDF Energy and the National Nuclear Laboratory, afford it the opportunity to ensure that its peoples’ skills and knowledge are built on uniquely solid foundations with up-to-date practical experience.
Our transport resources, including a purpose built INF3-class nuclear cargo vessel, extend to the access we have to the UK’s Civil Nuclear Constabulary, which has enormous experience working in partnership with INS to provide a maritime guard force where security regulations require it.
And to ensure resilience, all nuclear transports undertaken by INS are supported every hour of the day with a team of highly qualified emergency response managers who are ready to draw on global resources to react effectively to any situation, anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice.
All nuclear transports undertaken by INS are supported by our team of highly qualified emergency response managers