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Magnox awards Berkeley clean-up contracts

Berkeley nuclear power station on the banks of the river Severn
Berkeley nuclear energy station on the banks of the river Severn

Altrad has been awarded a £30.8m contract for the design, asbestos removing, deplant, demolition and building works in and across the blower homes.

Altrad will likely be supported by different Celadon alliance corporations together with Veolia KDC Decommissioning Providers, NSG Environmental, OBR Development, Mammoet and Cavendish Nuclear.

Ross McAllister, Magnox programme supply director stated: “This is among the largest decommissioning initiatives that Berkeley web site has seen for a number of years. It was initially deliberate for the 2070s so it’s unbelievable to carry that ahead by 5 a long time in our intention to ship our mission higher, sooner and even safer.

“The blower homes circulated fuel by way of the reactors to switch warmth into 310 tonne boilers to create steam to show the generators and generate electrical energy. The final of the 15 gigantic metallic boilers was transported to Sweden for cleansing, smelting and recycling in 2013.

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“The buildings will likely be emptied of the residual metallic low-level waste and bear a full asbestos clear earlier than being demolished. The work is anticipated to take eight years to finish and will likely be one other main step forwards in sustainably decommissioning Berkeley web site with our provide chain companions.”

Kevin Williamson, Altrad’s basic supervisor for Magnox, stated: “We’re delighted to have secured this main decommissioning contract at Berkeley which encompasses the retrieval and cleansing of the first circuit ductwork and miscellaneous steelwork from the blower homes, previous to their demolition – together with the processing of the spring hangers from the lubrication pits, which have to be de-energised and made protected earlier than they are often cleaned.”

Nuclear Waste Providers (NWS), the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s working firm, has been awarded a £13.7m contract to handle 2,400 tonnes of metallic waste. It is going to set up an waste dealing with compound the place the metallic waste may be processed earlier than it leaves the location for remedy.

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