Sellafield BEP win for Flamgard dampers

As decommissioning at the Sellafield nuclear power plant continues apace, so Flamgard Calidair has been selected to supply a variety of its high integrity dampers to the BEP (Box Encapsulation Project) phase of the works.

This project represents a joint venture between Jacobs, Amec and Balfour Beatty working on a £300m development that will treat nuclear waste recovered from Sellafield’s Magnox Swarf Storage Silos (MSSS), immobilise it and prepare it for long-term storage.

The waste in question is described as Miscellaneous Beta Gamma Wastes (MBGWs) – a wide range of materials from particulates, sludge, and organic materials through to large volumes of contaminated steel items. Sellafield Ltd’s Chief Projects Officer, Scott Reeder, said: “Our primary focus is to safely clean up and decommission all high hazard facilities on the site, and successful completion of the BEP project will be a vital step forward. This framework award therefore represents a significant milestone for us as we move forward in tackling our mission.”

“Our work on landmark decommissions such as Chernobyl and Sellafield cements our reputation as the go-to project team for damper supply,” adds managing director of Flamgard Calidair, Steve Edwards. “For us it’s about so much more than product supply, or even advanced engineering. We’re enjoying the rewards of our project-focus and pragmatic, practical approach to ensuring that our clients get exactly the support they need, when they need it.”

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