Design and construction of an Intermediate Level Waste (ILW) store on the Harwell site. It is envisaged the work covered by this contract will also include heating and ventilation, lifting and handling equipment, shielding, shield door, and CCTV equipment.
Construction of a 2 storey extension to the existing Synchrotron Building. The building will contain specialist physical and life science laboratories/workshops on the ground floor and general offices/facilities on the first floor.
The scope of works includes construction of the external building, related external works, alterations to existing internal laboratories and connection to the existing building/facilities.
Research Sites Restoration Ltd (RSRL) | PublishedNovember 1, 2014
Research Sites Restoration Limited (RSRL) is decommissioning the Dragon Reactor as part of its overall programme for the clean-up and restoration of the Winfrith Site.
The helium-cooled Dragon reactor project was operated as a fuel testing and demonstration reactor until 1975. Since then the reactor has been defueled and decommissioned such that only the reactor core remains to be removed from the building.
RSRL is reviewing the method to be adopted and is considering a range of options. The options range from construction of a head cell and use of a telescoping arm to allow the core to be removed, size reduced and packaged into boxes, to removal and transportation of the core as a single shielded unit. RSRL is open to new ideas to complete the work and is particularly interested in any innovative methods or technologies which may be appropriate for use in decommissioning the reactor core.
The outline programme is for the reactor to be decommissioned by 2020. RSRL aims to finalise its strategy for the project during 2014, and issue Invitations to Tender for support required from the supply chain from spring 2015.