Modifications to the existing Encapsulated Product Store at Sellafield to enable the facility to accept Intermediate Level Nuclear Waste packages from the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo decommissioning project, with the intention to achieve acceleration of one of the Sellafield Site key decommissioning milestones.
The works involved:
The project was located in a very congested operational nuclear facility which required a number of contractors to work in close proximity to each other. The schedule was maintained by holding daily multi-contractor space coordination meetings and by working day and night shift to allow the different trades to work unhindered.
The work was carried out in an important operational facility at the Sellafield site where client operational activities and rail deliveries took priority – with regular interuptions to our work. We planned and delivered our work flexibly to allow the plant operators to maintain production and for rail deliveries to continue. During our work, we did not hold up any operations or rail deliveries to the plant and our work was delivered 7 weeks ahead of schedule.
Early completion of this work allowed our client to start commissioning the facility 7 weeks early to meet a critical operational date for Sellafield Ltd, whilst maintaining full operations and rail deliveries throughout the project.