INS showcases “world class” nuclear transport expertise at IAEA Conference

This week INS is showcasing its high-security nuclear transport capabilities at the 3rd IAEA International Conference on Nuclear Security (ICONS) in Vienna, Austria.

The conference will provide a forum for ministers, policymakers, senior officials and nuclear security experts to formulate and exchange views on experiences and achievements, current approaches, future directions and priorities for nuclear security.

INS is a subsidiary of the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and 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.

In recent years INS has transported material including Highly Enriched Uranium and Plutonium to and from countries around the world including Japan, Germany, Switzerland and 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.

The Conference is also a chance for INS to demonstrate the work it is doing with Kings College London in delivering the UK Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Nuclear Security Culture Programme.

Through the programme INS’s expertise in security and resilience is being used to help maturing and developing nations strengthen their nuclear security and resilience through the delivery of training workshops, conferences and exercises.

At the Conference the UK Minister for Business and Industry, Nadhim Zahawi, visited the INS stand to hear about our nuclear security activities and pointed to the “amazing” work we do around the world using our “world class nuclear transport expertise”.

Earlier the Minister, from the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, delivered the UK national statement. You can read the full statement here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/uk-national-statement-to-the-iaea-international-conference-on-nuclear-security