13 January 2017
We are delighted to announce that we have been appointed to support James Fisher Nuclear Ltd (JFN) in its four year contract with Magnox to undertake decommissioning activities on the Steam Generating Heavy Water Reactor (SGHWR) at the Winfrith Site, Dorset.
This is the biggest single decommissioning contract outside of Sellafield for WYG. It also marks a significant milestone in our relationship with JFN, now ongoing for over a decade.
Our engineering and asset management specialists will provide civil, structural and architectural design, as well as geospatial surveying, incorporating laser scanning and 3D modelling. They will manage the project from WYG’s office in Chorley, with one representative based in JFN’s offices as part of a fully integrated multidisciplinary team.
Stuart Mercer, Project Director, WYG, comments: “We are thrilled to be appointed on this phase of the SGHWR work. We value our continued partnership with JFN and we are delighted to see our nuclear capability expand outside of Cumbria to support this important decommissioning project.”
Craig Hatch, Head of Asset Management, WYG, adds: “This success is testament to our excellent working relationship with JFN and skills we have developed at Sellafield, which we are now able to export successfully across the country and potentially around the world. The SGHWR project adds significantly to the asset inspection work we already undertake at the Winfrith site.”
The SGHWR was shut down in 1990 after it reached the end of its design life and has been subject to de-fuelling and decommissioning operations since then.