Dounreay, Scotland

Appointed by Steadplan Ltd to design and detail the Adpter Frame to transport a Nuclear Flask to Sellafield.

Dounreay Site - Nuclear Flask

Steadplan Ltd

Structural Design & Detailing

Project Description

Rolls Royce required transportation of a Nuclear Flask from the Dounreay Site to Sellafield. The flask was to be transported for the majority of the journey by Rail, however, the first 25 miles needed to be by road to the nearest Rail Head. Rolls Royce contacted Steadplan Ltd to supply a Kassborhrer Road Trailer.

The Flask is transported in a bespoke stillage frame, specially fabricated for transport on a Rail Carriage Chassis. As part of their Contract, to Rolls Royce, Steadplan Ltd were required to fabricate and supply an adapter frame between the Flask Stillage and the Road Trailer.

Thomas Consulting have extensive experience in the design of Nuclear Fuelransportation systems and we were engaged to design and detail the Adapter Frame. The design report was Technically Reviewed and Approved By Rolls Royce.

A message from Thomas Consulting

2021 - Merger Finalised

Thomas Consulting are delighted to announce that over the spring period we have finalised a merger with the structural arm of Carr Faulkner Associates Ltd (CFA Structures Ltd).

CFA Structures Ltd, is a highly regarded structural engineering practice based in Chorley, Lancashire.

The merger will  enhance Thomas Consulting’s already strong reputation within the industry for providing technical services, construction guidance,

and general Civil Engineering services UK wide.

The Carr Faulkner office in Chorley town centre has now closed, all future works will take the Thomas Consulting name.

All the staff at the time of the merger have been retained, with former director Howard Faulkner joining Thomas Consulting as a consultant at the Buckshaw Village office.

Should you need to contact any member of our team the following numbers are available during working hours of 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday

01743 237940 (Shrewsbury), 01772 299040 (Chorley) and 01524 846022 (Lancaster)