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Cavendish supports decommissioning in Japan

29 August 2019

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Cavendish Nuclear is pleased to announce the award of a contract by Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) to support decommissioning of the fast reactor at Monju, Japan.

The contract builds on experience of decommissioning fast reactors in the UK, passing on the lessons learned to save time and cost in decommissioning in Japan and ensure the highest levels of safety and environmental protection.

Cavendish Nuclear is part of a UK team working with JAEA that will use the skills and experience gained during the ongoing decommissioning of the fast reactors at Dounreay, which are at an advanced stage of clean-out and dismantling.

The main elements of the contract with JAEA involve the technical support for creating a lifetime plan for the decommissioning of Monju and a feasibility study into the treatment of sodium coolant from the Monju site.

Mark Rouse, president of Cavendish Nuclear in Japan said,

“This is a great opportunity to showcase the talent and experience developed over many years in the UK and demonstrates how Cavendish Nuclear can support other countries to decommission their sites in a safe manner.”


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.

The breadth of our expertise means we 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.