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Cavendish Nuclear wins contract for liquid waste treatment plant at Hinkley Point A

07 May 2019

Cavendish Nuclear has won a contract to design and build a plant for treating liquid wastes from the decommissioning of the Hinkley Point A nuclear power plant.

The UK’s leading nuclear services business will supply Magnox Ltd with a plant capable of processing a variety of waste streams and converting them to a form that is safe for storage or disposal.
The contract breaks new ground for Cavendish Nuclear, marking the first time the company has supplied equipment for the clean-up of Hinkley Point A.

“I’m delighted that Cavendish Nuclear and our supply chain can bring design innovation to Hinkley Point A, we will develop the solution to be efficiently procured, manufactured and constructed honouring our corporate commitment to deliver nuclear clean-up faster, safer and at lower cost,” said Paul Smith, Managing Director of Nuclear Services at Cavendish Nuclear.

The plant will provide de-watering facilities that create two waste streams – a sludge that can be mixed with cement to create solid intermediate-level waste and an effluent that is suitable for further treatment by existing on-site facilities, prior to it being safely discharged to the sea.

The modular plant will be built and commissioned off-site at Cavendish Nuclear’s facility at Whetstone, Leicestershire and is due to be installed at Hinkley Point A early 2020.


Notes to Editors

Cavendish Nuclear, a wholly owned subsidiary of Babcock International Group, is the UK’s leading nuclear services company with a growing international presence.

With a highly-skilled workforce, we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are located at offices and sites in the UK as well as internationally.

We are licensed to operate thirteen nuclear sites in the UK; whilst also supporting other nuclear companies in the lifetime extensions of their fleet, and on delivery of new build nuclear power plants.

The breadth of our expertise means we are able to innovate to make nuclear safer, faster, at lower cost and deliver across all aspects of the nuclear energy life cycle, from design and build, through operations and maintenance, to decommissioning, waste management and remediation.