Costain wins entire Sellafield EVAP D project

13 July 2009

Costain has been awarded a £297 million contract by Sellafield Ltd for full engineering, procurement, construction and inactive commissioning of the Evaporator D project, one of the largest nuclear projects in the UK.

The contract is an extension of an original purchase order awarded in September 2006 for front end engineering design. Costain has developed and defined the design of the facilities that will be used to expand Sellafield's ability to process nuclear waste material and ultimately reduce inventories at the site.

A crucial innovative solution employed by Costain is off-site and modularized construction. The modules will be shipped in by sea and transported across the River Ehen and the Barrow to Carlisle rail lines.

The housed Evaporator building will consist of 15 in-cell modules, over 22km of pipe work bound together by over 10,000 welds, 300 tons of specialist steel and 400 major plant items.

The project is scheduled for completion in 2014.


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