Cavendish Nuclear has won a contract to design and build a plant for treating liquid wastes from the decommissioning of the Hinkley Point A nuclear power plant.
The UK’s leading nuclear services business will supply Magnox Ltd with a plant capable of processing a variety of waste streams and converting them to a form that is safe for storage or disposal.
The contract breaks new ground for Cavendish Nuclear, marking the first time the company has supplied equipment for the clean-up of Hinkley Point A.
“I’m delighted that Cavendish Nuclear and our supply chain can bring design innovation to Hinkley Point A, we will develop the solution to be efficiently procured, manufactured and constructed honouring our corporate commitment to deliver nuclear clean-up faster, safer and at lower cost,”
said Paul Smith, Managing Director of Nuclear Services at Cavendish Nuclear.
The plant will provide de-watering facilities that create two waste streams – a sludge that can be mixed with cement to create solid intermediate-level waste and an effluent that is suitable for further treatment by existing on-site facilities, prior to being safely discharged to the sea.
The modular plant will be built and commissioned off-site at Cavendish Nuclear’s facility at Whetstone, Leicestershire and is due to be installed at Hinkley Point A early 2020.