Image by courtesy of Sellafield Ltd
Capula has secured a multi-million pound contract to develop a fully integrated control system within a new state-of-the art storage facility at Sellafield in West Cumbria. The project, led by M+W Group, is critical to a number of new construction projects currently under way at Sellafield in support of their decommissioning programme.
Capula’s scope of supply involves the design of the integrated control system through to delivery, factory testing and onsite commissioning support. As a leading independent system integrator, Capula has a track record of delivering fully compliant solutions to the latest Sellafield standards whilst ensuring a common design approach across all systems.
Capula will be responsible for developing the control system for the new BEPPS/DIF storage facility which was contracted by Sellafield Ltd last year to a consortium of companies led by M+W Group. The BEPPS/DIF project comprises the construction and completion of a purpose-built Box Encapsulation Plant Product Store (BEPPS) and a Direct Import Facility (DIF) to enable the receipt and above ground storage for contained Intermediate Level Waste (ILW). The new storage facility is due to be completed in 2017.
“We are delighted to have been selected by M+W Group to support them in delivering this critical project and support Sellafield Ltd’s long-term decommissioning strategy. Capula’s proven ability to deliver major projects within challenging timescales at Sellafield was a significant factor in our being selected for this project”, said Natalie Smalley, Head of Capula’s Nuclear Business. “We look forward to continuing our long-standing relationship with Sellafield where we have been delivering control systems for more than 30 years.”