The initial phase is a two year project definition, design and cost programme which starts immediately. Once completed the four-year procurement construction and commissioning phase is due to start in mid 2012.
Sellafield estimated the Highly Active Liquid Effluent Facility will cost around £250m and once finished will store liquid radioactive waste, which arises from nuclear fuel reprocessing operations taking place on the Sellafield site.
The facility will comprise a number of high integrity Highly Active Storage Tanks and associated
process equipment housed in a seismically qualified concrete building.
Chairman of the HALEF JV Board, Clive White said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this Early Contractor Engagement contract and look forward to working in close partnership with Sellafield.
“This is an important project on the Sellafield site requiring the skills of a highly competent, experienced nuclear team and we look forward to developing a world-class project”
Winning team roles
- AMEC (Joint Venture leader) – Project management and detailed design and installation of mechanical/electrical/control Systems
- AREVA (Back End Business Group) – Engineering management, process design,procurement and commissioning of Highly Active Storage Tanks and associated equipment
- Balfour Beatty (BBMCE) – Design and construction of civil and building works, for civil, structural and architectural design