Core Process design contract win raises Morgan Sindall’s profile in nuclear sector

18-Jun-2015

Morgan Sindall will design the plant for the transfer of uranium hexafluoride into new cylinders, safely sampling, categorising and filtering the contents

Morgan Sindall, with its design and engineering business Morgan Sindall Professional Services, has won the Core Process Reference Design contract for the UK’s Legacy Cylinder Facility (LCF) at Capenhurst Nuclear Services (CNS). The LCF will house a process facility for the responsible management of legacy nuclear materials. The Core Process is focused on the best way to transfer existing materials into suitable vessels in preparation for future deconversion and long-term storage.

Morgan Sindall will create a blueprint for the equipment and processes that fulfill the requirements of the LCF. Specifically, it will design the plant for the transfer of uranium hexafluoride into new cylinders, safely sampling, categorising and filtering the contents.

Richard Webster, MD at Morgan Sindall Professional Services, believes the company’s valued contribution to this project as well as Morgan Sindall’s unified approach to design and delivery were the principal reasons for being awarded the LCF Core Process contract. ‘As a multi-disciplinary business providing engineering and construction expertise, we can ensure the project phases are intrinsically co-ordinated,’ he said. ‘This is especially useful in complex projects typical of nuclear facilities. We are pleased to be building a strong relationship with CNS and further raising our profile in the nuclear sector.’

David Slater, MD of CNS, said Morgan Sindall understands the company’s key objectives: ‘The team has demonstrated technical expertise and will support us in adapting and responding to the changing demands of the nuclear industry, helping us to ensure the work carried out is done in a responsible manner.’

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The Core Process Reference Design phase is due for completion in May 2016 and the facility is due to open by 2020.

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