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Cavendish Nuclear secures legacy cylinder facility contract in England, UK

EBR Staff Writer Published 26 June 2015

Capenhurst Nuclear Services (CNS) has selected Cavendish Nuclear to support its legacy cylinder facility (LCF) near Chester in England, UK.

The LCF will transfer nuclear materials from legacy cylinders into suitable vessels. It is planned to be commissioned by 2020.

Under the new contract, Cavendish Nuclear and CNS will work together to on reference design for the LCF, and ensure that the project objectives are met in a cost-effective, and environmental-friendly manner.

The partners expect to complete the reference design phase in 2016, and commence the third and final detailed design and works phase.

CNS said that the project is part of preparation for future deconversion and long-term management.

Cavendish Nuclear plans to co-locate its LCF team at CNS's facility to support project activities.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Babcock International, Cavendish Nuclear provides services covering all aspects of the nuclear energy life cycle as well as designs and builds waste treatment facilities.

CNS is the centre of excellence that manages uranic materials, decommissioning and recycling activities in nuclear industry.