Sellafield has awarded contractor Costain the contract to engineer, procure, build and inactive commission Evaporator D, 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
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 is off-site and modularized construction. Modules will be shipped in by sea and transported across the River Ehen and the Barrow to Carlisle rail lines.
Chief Executive of Costain, Andrew Wyllie, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract with Sellafield Ltd which, as one of the largest nuclear projects in the UK, underpins the suitability of Costain to support the Government and utilities engaged in the New Nuclear Build Programme.”
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.