Cavendish Nuclear has been awarded a £2.four million ($three.three million) contract to ship Radiometric Characterisation Services (RCS) to Sellafield Ltd. commencing in April 2021.
Decommissioning is at the moment happening at Sellafield with staff on the Pile Fuel Storage Pond having eliminated half of the stable waste within the facility. The Pile Fuel Storage Pond was constructed within the 1940s to assist produce plutonium for Britain’s nuclear deterrent, Sellafield’s unique mission.
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The three-year RCS framework will deal with supporting the post-operational clear out of redundant amenities to make sure that they will transition from operations, to surveillance and upkeep, and finally decommissioning, within the most secure, only approach.
Cavendish Nuclear will work in partnership with the Sellafield Ltd RCS staff and 6 provide chain companions, together with Nuvia, Createc, Viridian Consultants, South West Nuclear Hub, Parajito Scientific Corporation and Orano.
Peter Clark, Cavendish Nuclear services senior enterprise supervisor, mentioned: “This is a good alternative to exhibit the vary of characterisation companies accessible to speed up decommissioning for each Sellafield Ltd and the broader Nuclear Decommissioning Authority group. Working in partnership with Sellafield Ltd and our provide chain companions, we are going to ship technical and repair supply improvements to fulfill Sellafield’s complicated and distinctive characterisation challenges.”
The RCS contract is a substitute for the Sellafield Ltd Radiometric Specialist Measurements Framework, which Cavendish Nuclear has been a framework holder of because it was first competed in 2006.
According to Cavendish, characterisation companies seek advice from the supply of a wide range of in-situ non-destructive assay measurements in help of working crops, decommissioning initiatives and waste administration amenities.
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