Under the terms of the contract, Sellafield’s Box Encapsulation Plant Product Store (BEPPS) will be refurbished, while a new Comprehensive Import Export Facility (CIEF) will be built next to it.
The plant is scheduled to be completed in 2012 in line with the site Intermediate Level Waste (ILW) decommissioning strategy. The store is designed to hold ILW generated on the Sellafield site in specially produced containers, each with a design life of more than 100 years.
He added: ‘I am confident that the skills and expertise contained within the a
Tony Moore, projects and operations director for BNS, said: ‘The deadlines we worked to on phases I and II were extremely tough but we delivered recognised quality, on time and to budget, and this was clearly a factor in the awarding of this phase.
‘Our teams will be working very closely with the client, principally on mechanical, C,E&I and stress analysis, and will be co-located.’
Work on the design pre study for the CIEF has already begun, with 30 people already working on the project.