PROJECT: Sodium Plant Removal

Client: Nuvia

Location: Dounreay, Thurso, Caithness

Project Length: 1 year

Project Overview

Following on from the successful conclusion to the work undertaken at SGHWR an opportunity of a similar scale was realised at Dounreay. BD Nuclear secured the contract to size reduce 100’s tonnes of sodium plant at the PFR. 

The works required to size reduction of heat exchangers vessels and pipework. The majority of the work was undertaken utilising the wire saw technique although the works also included hot cutting of plant and equipment. To enable the works to be undertaken efficiently significant lifting operations were required to manoeuvre plant items into a size reduction area established specifically for the works.