Japanese Embassy Visit Barrow Nuclear Vessels


27 March 2023

WNTI founder member Nuclear Transport Solutions (NTS) has welcomed diplomats from the Japanese Embassy to its home port in Barrow-in-Furness.

The delegation were given a tour of the terminal where they met and spoke with NTS representatives.

NTS has a long-standing relationship with Japan and undertake many complex nuclear movements to the country. The most recent voyage took 16 MOX fuel assemblies from Cherbourg, France to the Takahama Nuclear Power Station, Japan.

MOX fuel is nuclear fuel made from recycled nuclear waste and this was the eighth voyage of its kind.

Representatives from the Japanese Embassy and Marubeni Corporation were shown around the specialist nuclear vessel Pacific Heron during their visit.

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