UK approves one of Sellafield nuclear site’s greatest plans

UK approves one of Sellafield nuclear site’s greatest plans: One of Sellafield nuclear site’s “biggest ever” construction plans has made a massive step forward following approval for the entire business case by the UK Government.

Once finished, the Sellafield Product & Residue Store Retreatment Plant will treat & store significant nuclear waste for up to 100 years, performing a vital role in carrying the site’s mission to build a secure environment for future generations.

Now the project can go forward, leveraging finance from Sellafield Ltd & its delivery partners as well as helping build long-term construction and manufacturing favourable circumstances.

Head of the project for Sellafield Ltd, Steve Harnwell announced: “This is a major step forward for the project. It allows us to give certainty to our partners and be able to start making the large commitments for construction and manufacture required to progress and deliver this mission critical project within the wider UK supply chain.

“The partnering approach to project delivery has provided confidence to the government that our cost and schedule predictions are realistic. All this has helped deliver the business case early and allow this project to contribute to the first steps of improving project delivery at Sellafield.”

Construction of the plant began in February 2020, with the laying of its massive base slab by way of 18 separate concrete pours.

UK approves one of Sellafield nuclear site’s greatest plans

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