2nd Sep 2014

New Base for Redhall Nuclear in Cumbria

The Decommissioning & Waste Management (DWM) Division of Redhall Nuclear has recently relocated its operation to a large, West Cumbrian engineering facility.

The rationale behind the relocation was that the new accommodation would present both a cost saving and an increase in the capability Redhall can offer clients.

Located in Moresby Park, Whitehaven (around 11 miles from Sellafield site and two miles from the previous Redhall Nuclear base at Westlakes Science & Technology Park), the 2,400 square metre facility has a large engineering area along with offices and ample parking. The premises are fully secure with CCTV and alarmed access. The offices include a large board room/conference facility and are fully furnished with full IT networking.

The building, which gives good HGV access to the engineering space via roller shutter doors, is currently being fitted with an electric 5Te overhead crane.

David Howorth, Divisional Director for D&WM at Redhall Nuclear commented: “Increasingly our clients are looking for a ‘one-stop’ capability that includes detailed design, manufacture, off-site testing and installation. This is at its most significant in the higher hazard facilities that are being decommissioned, where an element of testing is expected; either in the form of trial assembly to reduce working times in high dose areas, or for the integration of components prior to installation in high dose areas. The new facility will allow such testing to be carried out, as well as giving sufficient room to house, on a temporary basis, a number of client staff whilst the trials are undertaken.”

All staff and engineering operations previously based at Westlakes have now relocated to Moresby Park.

“The increased accommodation gives Redhall Nuclear the opportunity to expand and grow, as well as enabling us to offer a facility for the temporary storage of equipment prior to installation. Although this would not be its primary purpose, it also gives us the opportunity to carry out fabrication.” David concluded.

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