Project lays foundations for success

7 Feb 2020 01:09 PM

New billion pound nuclear store takes shape with first concrete pour.

The first concrete has been poured on a billion pound project, the Sellafield Product and Residue Store Retreatment Plant.

The facility will provide safe storage of special nuclear material for at least 100 years and is a vital part of our hazard and risk reduction mission.

It will take 18 pours to complete the base slab for the building, with this work expected to be finished by mid-summer 2020.

The project is one of the first three to be delivered through the Programme and Project Partners.

The Sellafield Product and Residue Store Retreatment Plant

Head of Projects for Sellafield Ltd, Steve Harnwell yesterday said:

The team’s hard work and dedication has seen completion of piped service diversions, security fence modifications, installation of sheet piles around the construction site, excavation of 20,000m3 of spoil and concrete blinding of the excavation.

All of this excellent work, together with the early approval of the pre-commencement safety report by the Office For Nuclear Regulatoion, has meant we could start work early on the main concrete raft, which acts as the foundation for the main process building.