Magnox manages three former nuclear power stations in the South East – on behalf of their owner the UK Government’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority – Sizewell A in Suffolk, Bradwell in Essex and Dungeness A in Kent.
Bradwell is expected to be the first site to progress to a phase of ‘care and maintenance’ in 2015, where the majority of the hazards have been removed and the site is left for a period of time before ‘final site clearance’.
The Plant and Structures Programme involves demolition and removal of redundant buildings and pieces of infrastructure which are no longer needed once a site has ceased electricity generation and the vast majority of the radiological hazard has been removed. The programme accounts for £1.4 billion worth of work, across the UK, up to 2027.
The work with the supply chain to manage framework contracts for deplanting, demolition and bulk asbestos removals alongside infrastructure, construction and enablers has been recognised as potential areas of best practice.
Magnox will now go forward to the constructing excellence national award, which will be announced on 30th November.