Cavendish Nuclear awarded £10 million Hinkley Point A contract

Cavendish Nuclear has been awarded a circa £10 million contract that will provide Magnox’s Hinkley Point A site in Somerset with the capability to process and package Solid Intermediate Level Waste (ILW).

The contract award is for the Concrete Box Loading Facility (CBLF)

The project scope covers detail design, manufacture, installation and inactive commissioning and is scheduled for completion over a 3½ year programme.

Cavendish Nuclear will also act as Principal Contractor under the Construction Design and Management Regulations (2015).

The CBLF project forms part of the Hinkley Point A Solid ILW sub-programme, which will provide Magnox with the capability to retrieve, sort, process and load waste into their designated disposal containers for storage at the site’s Interim Storage Facility (ISF)

The CBLF will process and package a variety of waste streams into 6m3 concrete boxes and export these for encapsulation at the Modular Intermediate Level Waste Encapsulation Plant (MILWEP).

Gary Ward Cavendish Nuclear’s Business Unit Director said, “This is another great project where Cavendish Nuclear will support Magnox at Hinkley Point A on their mission to safely process ILW held at the site.  On CBLF we are able to bring the skills and experience gained from successful project delivery for Magnox at their Berkeley site”.

Paul Winkle, Magnox Chief Operating Officer, added: “The concrete box loading facility is integral to the waste processing capability at Hinkley. It forms part of a bigger system of waste retrievals, processing and packaging facilities that must all dovetail together to ensure delivery of our programme to reduce the overall hazard on site.  

“We look forward to working with Cavendish to continue to deliver our mission.”  

Cavendish Nuclear is already delivering projects at Hinkley Point A for the Pre-Conditioning Facility and the Dry Vault FED Retrievals and is pleased to add CBLF to this growing portfolio.