Cavendish Nuclear has been awarded a contract worth nearly £3 million to help provide Magnox’s Hinkley Point A site in Somerset with capability to immobilise Intermediate Level Waste (ILW) and encapsulate it for safe long-term storage.
The contract awarded is the ILW Preconditioning Facility (PCF) Lot 7, which is scheduled for completion over an 18 month programme.
The PCF facility will form part of a wider waste management process, which will provide Magnox with the capability to safely immobilise and encapsulate the ILW that is currently stored in various locations on the site. Cavendish Nuclear will act as Principal Contractor under the Construction Design and Management Regulations (2015) and will lead the installation, setting to work and inactive commissioning for the project
Gary Ward Cavendish Nuclear’s Business Unit Director said,
“We are pleased to bring added value and our learning from experience to this project through re-deployment of the team that has successfully been delivering projects for Magnox at their Berkeley site over the last 10 years.”
Paul Winkle, Magnox Chief Operating Officer, said,
“The pre conditioning facility is a vital element of our decommissioning programme and will allow us to pacify ILW before it is either sent for further processing or sent directly to the site interim storage facility, until a national repository becomes available.”
Cavendish Nuclear is already delivering work on the site on the PCF Lot 3 and the Dry Vault FED Retrievals projects.
“We are pleased to be building on our existing support to the site and our collaborative relationship with Magnox through the award of this new contract, Lot 7.”