Context and challenges
This client is a leading group in the UK nuclear sector.
During decommissioning operations, it is sometimes more economic and safer to dismantle larger sized objects for decontamination at a specialist facility. In order to transport such items, specialist transportation containers that comply to IAEA safety standards are be used.
This client, which is responsible for the safe and secure operation and clean-up of a nuclear site in the UK, needed such container to transport large size objects. The driver for this investment was to design and manufacture a new asset that provides safer operation and complies with modern standards, in particular IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency).
This client has appointed Assystem, within a Joint-Venture, to design such a transport container for use on the UK road network and able to carry various LLW (low level radioactive waste) payload sizes up to 6m x 2.4m x 2.5m.