Nuclear creativity honoured at national awards

Sellafield 200Sellafield Ltd and collaborators have been rewarded for their nuclear creativity at the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) awards 2014.

With three entries short-listed, Sellafield Ltd, in collaboration with the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and De Dietrich Process Systems Ltd, have won the prestigious accolade at the IChemE awards evening held at Cheltenham Racecourse, for the ‘dust scrubber rebuild safeguards environmental protection’ project.

Sellafield’s ‘thermal imaging for radioactive material characterisation’ project was also highly commended in the same category and graduate chemical engineer Kirsty Donovan came runner-up in the Young Chemical Engineer in Industry award category.

Sylvain Du Tremblay, Chief Technical and Engineering Officer said: “I am incredibly proud of these achievements and everybody within Sellafield Ltd, NNL and De Dietrich Process Systems Ltd should also be proud of this success. To be short listed is a great achievement in itself, and then to win an award for the third year on the run is amazing.

“When you look at the other nominations for awards it shows just what a truly great accomplishment it is to receive these awards from such a prestigious professional body.”

The IChemE awards, which are highly regarded throughout the international chemical, process and biochemical engineering community, rewards chemical engineering innovation and excellence, and celebrates both individual and team achievement.

Sellafield Ltd Technology Manager, George McArthur said: “I am extremely proud that the joint team have won this award. For Sellafield Ltd, working in collaboration with NNL and De Dietrich Process Systems Ltd, it is an honour to have our project recognised, a project that is introducing very real change and innovation into Sellafield Ltd’s approach to the challenges of decommissioning complex, high-hazard legacy facilities.”

Working collaboratively with key industry experts like NNL and De Dietrich Process Systems Ltd, means Sellafield Ltd will be able to deliver effective, consistent performance and value for money.

Sellafield Ltd also sponsored the Chemical Engineering Project of the Year Award, which was given to Huntsman Pigments.