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Cavendish Nuclear Awarded 20 million pounds Dounreay Contract

Cavendish Nuclear has been awarded a circa £20 million contract that will provide Dounreay with the capability to package solid Intermediate Level Waste (ILW) from the Dounreay Shaft and Silo.

The contract award is for the Drum Handling Facility.

The project scope covers detailed design, manufacture, installation, and inactive commissioning over a five-year timeframe.

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The Drum Handling project forms part of the Shaft and Silo program, which will allow Dounreay to retrieve, sort, process safely, and package waste from these facilities for passive long-term storage.

The Drum Handling Facility will process and package a variety of waste streams into 500-liter drums, then be encapsulated before being placed in a shielded flask.

Mick Gornall, Managing Director of Cavendish Nuclear, said: “This is part of a mission critical project to the site and will be subject to a high level of scrutiny. The project will draw upon our extensive experience in waste processing and packaging gained from a portfolio of projects successfully completed within the wider NDA estate. We are committed to supporting Dounreay in its mission, with the Drum Handler being the third project that we have secured under the Decommissioning Services Framework.”

Source: Babcockinternational
Date: Dec 2, 2021


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