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Aquila awarded contract by Magnox Limited for external mixing unit

13 September 2017

Aquila Nuclear Engineering Ltd, part of the Calder Group, the £165m pan-European engineering group, has been awarded a contract by Magnox Limited to design and manufacture an external mixing unit as part of the Modular Intermediate Level Waste (ILW) Encapsulation Pre-Conditioning Project at Hinkley Point A.

Work will comprise the design and supply of a horizontal shaft mixer for the immobilisation of sludge with cement powders and an associated washing system. The equipment will be installed on a mezzanine steelwork platform to be located within a new portal frame clad building at Hinkley Point A in Somerset.

The scope includes the sizing of the building to install and operate the mixer system, design and supply of the mixer, cement delivery system and all associated plant and equipment. The system will be capable of being operated locally, during commissioning, or remotely, during operations, and the entire functionality will be demonstrated during an integrated Factory Acceptance Test.

Jim Fyfe, Project Manager, Magnox Limited, said:

“We are looking forward to working with Aquila, who put forward a very strong bid to win the External Mixing contract.”

Dave Barker, CEO of Aquila Nuclear Engineering Ltd, said:

“We’re delighted to be awarded this contract with Magnox Limited and look forward to working closely with the Magnox team. We believe this award recognizes our thorough open book approach to bidding in both technical and commercial terms.”

For more information, contact Dave Barker, CEO, Aquila Nuclear Engineering Ltd


Notes to editor:

Aquila Nuclear Engineering Ltd

Aquila Nuclear Engineering heads up the Calder Nuclear Division with offices and workshops in Winchester, Hampshire. Aquila is commercially active in the following 5 nuclear sectors in the Domestic, European, and Australian markets:

  • Decommissioning
  • Plant Life Extension (PLEX) and Fleet Critical
  • Research & Development
  • Defence
  • New Nuclear Build

Calder Group

Calder Group is a £165m pan-European engineering group with nine operating subsidiaries in five countries.

A world-class specialist in precision engineering and the European market leader in the lead and radiation shielding industry, Calder Group manufactures and distributes technical products, supporting maintenance, decommissioning, waste management and radiation monitoring, supplying world-leading companies in the Nuclear, Nuclear Medicine, Defence, Oil and Gas, and Aerospace industries.

Magnox Limited

Magnox, owned by Cavendish Fluor Partnership, is the management and operations contractor responsible for safely managing 12 nuclear sites and one hydroelectric plant in the UK working for the sites’ owner, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

Magnox are responsible for managing the sites through their lifecycles, overseeing all aspects of defuelling and decommissioning.