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 - New Year, New Office

Here at Thomas Consulting we are on the move….

Exciting times after nearly 20 years in the current office at Friar Street the team are moving to a brighter, bigger accessible office at 21 China Street, Lancaster.  

The building has been part of a development undertaken by JMP Architects at their existing site.

The new office space has access directly off of China Street giving on-site parking for the Team and visiting clients; a rarity in Lancaster city centre.

As soon as COVID-19 Security and Government restrictions permit, we are looking forward to inviting all our associates and clients to enjoy a little cheese and Wine event at our new home.

We will be raising a toast to a healthy, safe and prosperous year for all.

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