Sellafield SPRS construction project nears completion

Under the ownership of Nuclear Management Partners, Sellafield Ltd has now completed and approved the last safety commissioning test of the inactive safety commissioning phase on the Sellafield Product and Residue Store (SPRS) project.

As well as completing the work two months ahead of schedule, teams on the project have worked 33 months and 1.8 million blue collar man hours without a lost time accident.

The main build work on the SPRS started in 2005 and this milestone represents the completion of the construction and initial testing, demonstrating that the plant meets its design intent.

SPRS is designed and constructed to provide safe secure storage for nuclear materials produced as a result of reprocessing operations carried out at Sellafield.

Over the next few weeks the remaining employees and the facility will be transitioning over to an operations team, culminating in an official handover and transfer of custody later in May.

Sellafield Ltd’s Project Management Director Bill Condon stated: “I would like everyone to join me in congratulating the SPRS project team on the successful delivery of this significant project.”