PROJECT: SDP Plant Removal

Client: Vinci Construction

Location: Sellafield, Seascale, Cumbria

Project Length: 2 Months

Project Overview

BD Nuclear was commissioned to remove stainless steel pipework and vessels from the SDP Pant at Sellafield. The majority of the work was undertaken utilising a diamond wire technique, all lifting operations were also undertaken by BD Nuclear operatives.

A point of interest with regard to this project was the plant was not radiologically contaminated which meant other cutting options may have seemed more viable. However plasma cutting, the most likely due to the stainless steel, was discounted on a cost basis. The need for complex ventilation ruled out its use and diamond wire was the preferred option.