02 December 2021
In October 2021 Urenco Nuclear Stewardship took the last delivery of drums from Magnox’s Harwell site as part of a wider Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) project to consolidate material from across the NDA estate.
A total of 57 drums have now been accepted into long term storage at Capenhurst. The initial delivery of Harwell drums to Urenco Nuclear Stewardship at the Capenhurst site started on the 30 June 2021. From start to finish, this campaign has been completed safely and efficiently demonstrating good working practices across the team.
Commenting on the milestone, Carwyn Richards, Urenco Nuclear Stewardship Operations Manager said: “The execution of each Harwell delivery and subsequent activities were carefully carried out by the maintenance technicians.
“The outcome of this were 15 successful deliveries over a four month period. This was a great effort from those involved.”
Urenco is an international supplier of enrichment services and fuel cycle products with sustainability at the core of its business. Operating in a pivotal area of the nuclear fuel supply chain for 50 years, Urenco facilitates zero carbon electricity generation for consumers around the world.
With its head office near London, UK, Urenco’s global presence ensures diversity and security of supply for customers through enrichment facilities in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA. Using centrifuge technology designed and developed by Urenco, and through the expertise of our people, the Urenco Group provides safe, cost effective and reliable services; operating within a framework of high environmental, social and governance standards, complementing international safeguards.
Urenco is committed to continued investment in the responsible management of nuclear materials; innovation activities with clear sustainability benefits, such as nuclear medicine, industrial efficiency and research; and nurturing the next generation of scientists and engineers.