Sellafield awards BBNS silo doors project

Bechtel Babcock Nuclear Solutions (BBNS), a joint venture between engineering services companies Babcock and Bechtel, has been awarded the contract for the Pile Fuel Cladding Silo Retrieval Project, Silo Doors & Retrieval Modules (SDRM) by Sellafield, the company responsible for safely delivering decommissioning, reprocessing, nuclear waste management and fuel manufacturing activities on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

The SDRM contract, which has a total expected value of £120-150m, covers detail design, procurement, manufacture, works testing, delivery to site, installation and commissioning of silo doors and retrieval and waste-handling modules, together with a hole-cutting system.