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Semi-goliath crane installed at Sellafield

A 109t Semi Goliath crane has this week been installed at Sellafield to help aid decommissioning.

The £3M crane is part of waste retrieval facility which will help move nuclear waste from the existing Pile Fuel Cladding Silo (PFCS) into waste packages for storage.

The 60-year-old PCFS has reached the end of its life and will now be opened so nuclear waste can be retrieved

“There’s a complex jigsaw of pieces that need to be in place to decommission the 1950s PFCS and erection of the Semi Goliath crane means we can now see the picture on the box,” said site operator Sellafield Ltd decommissioning executive director Paul Foster.

  • Look out for a full feature on the waste retrieval facility in a future issue of NCE

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