DRAINING A POND
THE ENGINEERING CHALLENGE OF THE CENTURY
Design Engineers | Sellafield site, Cumbria and Risley
Opportunities across Process Design | Mechanical Design| Civil / Structural and Architectural Design | Electrical, Control and Instrumental Design
Salary range from £35,976 to £71,521 dependant on experience (Salary for Chartered Engineer starts from £48,851)
This is a first generation reprocessing plant. Constructed during the late 1940s and early 1950s, decommissioning protocols weren’t factored into its creation. The plant contains four highly active cells, each containing redundant radioactive material.
Before we can even begin to think about how we can demolish this building, we need to work out how we can safely remove the 61m stack that’s housed on the roof of the building. And we can’t begin to do that until a new ventilation plant has been completed. If that wasn’t complicated enough, the building is located in a highly congested part of our site and space is extremely limited. Getting this right couldn’t be more important – the positive impact of safely decommissioning a reprocessing
Plant like this will affect the lives of millions across the UK for generations. There’s absolutely zero margin for error. Welcome to design engineering at Sellafield Ltd.