Safety contract for Urenco

Hima-Sella has been awarded a £250,000 contract for work on a further expansion project near Chester for uranium enrichment company Urenco Capenhurst.


Hima-Sella has been awarded a £250,000 contract for work on a further expansion project near Chester for uranium enrichment company Urenco Capenhurst, due to finish in March 2008.

Hima-Sella is providing controls for mechanical systems involved in the centrifugal enrichment of uranium. The project consists of the design, manufacture, inspection, test and installation of various control-system panels including those for heating, ventilation and air conditioning; trace heating and process sequence control systems.

The award of a further contract, the continuation of a similar project completed in 2005, was given to Hima-Sella following a tendering process.


Urenco Capenhurst’s advanced technology provides a uranium enrichment service for the generation of electricity from nuclear-fuelled power stations.


‘Hima-Sella has worked very closely with Urenco Capenhurst throughout this technically complex project, and will continue to do so after the on-site work is finished to ensure that the highest possible standards of reliability are maintained,’ said sales Engineer at Hima-Sella, Tim Allard. ‘The specialist nature of the work means that we have to adhere to very strict guidelines, and produce paperwork for each individual component for every aspect of manufacture and construction. It takes skill and experience to manage the regulatory side of the work properly,’ he added.