Cavendish to build a waste treatment plant at Hinkley

17 May 2019

Cavendish Nuclear has won a contract to design and build a plant for treating liquid wastes from the decommissioning of the Hinkley Point A nuclear power plant.

The UK’s leading nuclear services business will supply Magnox Ltd with a plant capable of processing a variety of waste streams and converting them to a form that is safe for storage or disposal.

The contract breaks new ground for Cavendish Nuclear, marking the first time the company has supplied equipment for the clean-up of Hinkley Point A.

The plant will provide de-watering facilities that create two waste streams – a sludge that can be mixed with cement to create solid intermediate-level waste and effluent that is suitable for further treatment by existing on-site facilities, prior to being safely discharged to the sea.

The modular plant will be built and commissioned off-site at Cavendish Nuclear’s facility at Whetstone, Leicestershire and is due to be installed at Hinkley Point A early 2020.

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