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Sellafield awards waste storage contract to Babcock-Balfour Beatty JV

20 Aug 10 A Babcock and Balfour Beatty joint venture has been awarded the contract for the first phase of a multi-million pound waste storage facility at Sellafield.

A Babcock and Balfour Beatty joint venture has been awarded the contract for the first phase of a multi-million pound waste storage facility at Sellafield.

The contract, for the Early Contractor Engagement Phase of the Box Encapsulation Plant Product Store and Comprehensive Import Export Facility Project, will start immediately with completion of the entire project scheduled for 2019.

The project will incorporate the completion and expansion of a purpose-built, above-ground nuclear waste store and the construction of a new import/export facility to handle radioactive waste, arising from the ongoing nuclear decommissioning and high hazard reduction operations at the Sellafield site in West Cumbria.

Dr Ian Hudson, The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s Sellafield programme director, said: “Our priority at Sellafield is the reduction of risk and high hazard, and this project will deliver a new facility that will have an important role to play in storing the waste that arises from that work.”

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