Carillion’s joint venture with Jacobs and Atkins (ACKtiv Nuclear), working as part of an integrated Sellafield Limited project team, has been awarded Sellafield’s Business Excellence Award 2014 for teamwork on the First Generation Magnox Storage Pond (FGMSP) Bulk Sludge & Fuel Retrievals (BS&FR) project at Sellafield, Cumbria in the United Kingdom. The project also won the coveted Managing Director’s Award for Business Excellence.
Now in its seventh year, the Sellafield Business Excellence Awards celebrate outstanding performance across a range of categories in the business, including safety, innovation, apprentice, and team excellence.
This year's team excellence award recognizes the work completed on the Burst Slug Bay which plays a vital enabling role in the retrieval of sludge from the FGMSP. The project involved the installation of a scaffold access bridge prior to operators removing moss, debris and redundant equipment in a highly radioactive environment. The work is part of a large portfolio of projects intended to provide new capability to safely retrieve legacy waste materials from the FGMSP.
As part of the integrated team on the BS&FR project, Carillion provides construction, installation and commissioning services through to operational support.
Managing Director of Carillion Civil Engineering Mark Davies said:, 'We are pleased to have won such prestigious awards which recognise the team's commitment to safe and successful delivery. We remain committed to supporting Sellafield Limited with this important project.'
Sellafield Ltd is responsible for safely delivering decommissioning of the UK's nuclear legacy as well as fuel recycling and the management of low, high and intermediate level nuclear waste activities on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. The FGMSP is an ageing asset in a deteriorating condition and has handled 27,000 tonnes of nuclear fuel over its lifetime and is now being decommissioned. Having ceased full scale operations in 1986, the facility still contains significant volumes of historical waste.