Studsvik has signed a GBP 8 million contract with LLW Repository Ltd (LLWR) for the transport and treatment of five redundant heat exchangers from the decommissioned Magnox power station at Berkeley.
The heat exchangers each weigh over 300 tonnes and were used as an integral part of the electricity production process of the nuclear power station before it ceased operation in 1989. There are 15 heat exchangers remaining from the original plant.
The project, due to commence in 2012, will involve the transport of each heat exchanger by road and sea to Studsvik’s processing facility, close to Nyköping in Sweden. Studsvik has facilities for volume reduction, decontamination and recycling of heat exchangers and other large components from nuclear facilities.
“The removal of these boilers will be another important step in preparing the site for entry into care & maintenance," says Steve McNally, Magnox Site Director for Berkeley site.
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