U.S. Department of Energy Awards Contract to ENSCO to Build and Test Fortis Railcar

Springfield, Va., December 1, 2022

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) – Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) has placed the award of a contract to ENSCO, Inc. to fabricate and test a prototype of an 8-axle cask railcar, known as a Fortis railcar, to transport spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. As the prototype is constructed, ENSCO, Inc., a leading provider of railroad engineering services, will pursue conditional approval from the Association of American Railroads’ (AAR) Equipment Engineering Committee to use the car for the transport of radioactive material.