Westinghouse Electric Company has won a contract to deliver a second skip handler machine for the UK’s First Generation Magnox Storage Pond (FGMSP) facility on the Sellafield nuclear site.
The skip handler is a rail-mounted, heavy-duty crane that operates above a used-fuel storage pond. The FGMSP is a priority decommissioning project. As well as nuclear waste, the pond holds about 1,200 cubic metres of radioactive sludge and 14,000 cubic metres of contaminated water.
Related reports in the NucNet database (available to subscribers): Sellafield ‘Working Non-Stop’ To Make Sure Ponds Are Safe And Secure (World Nuclear Review No. 45, 07 November 2014)